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Chagas' disease

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/ ˈʃɑ gəs /
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noun Pathology.

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.

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Also called American trypanosomiasis.

Origin of Chagas' disease

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Chagas' disease

Chagas' disease
/ (ˈʃɑːɡəs) /

noun

a form of trypanosomiasis found in South America, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, characterized by fever and, often, inflammation of the heart musclesAlso called: American trypanosomiasis, South American trypanosomiasis Compare sleeping sickness

Word Origin for Chagas' disease

C20: named after Carlos Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician who first described it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for Chagas' disease

Chagas disease

n.

South American trypanosomiasis
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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