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Chagas' disease

[shah-guh s]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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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Origin of Chagas' disease

1910–15; named after C. Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician, its describer
Also called American trypanosomiasis.
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British Dictionary definitions for chagas disease

Chagas' disease

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin for Chagas' disease

C20: named after Carlos Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician who first described it
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chagas disease in Medicine

Chagas disease

n.
  1. South American trypanosomiasis
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