Meaning of CHAGAS' DISEASE in English


/shah"geuhs/ , Pathol.

an infectious disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, occurring chiefly in tropical America and characterized by irregular fever, palpable lymph nodes, and often heart damage. Also called American trypanosomiasis .

[ 1910-15; named after C. Chagas (1879-1934), Brazilian physician, its describer ]

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