infection with the protozoan parasite trypanosoma cruzi, a form of trypanosomiasis endemic in Central and south america. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC ganglia; chagas cardiomyopathy; and dysfunction of the esophagus or colon.


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Life cycle of T. cruzi

Life cycle of T. cruzi
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Cycles of <b>chagas disease</b>

Cycles of chagas disease
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<b>Chagas</b> further north.

Chagas further north.
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<b>Chagas disease</b> originated in

Chagas disease originated in
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<b>Chagas Disease</b> Transmission

Chagas Disease Transmission
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Migration routes from Latin

Migration routes from Latin
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entry of T cruzi through

entry of T cruzi through
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Figure 2
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