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.


<b>Chagas disease</b> in Latin

Chagas disease in Latin

Life cycle of T. cruzi

Life cycle of T. cruzi

The Area of <b>Chagas</b>' <b>Disease</b>

The Area of Chagas' Disease

Cycles of <b>chagas disease</b>

Cycles of chagas disease

<b>Chagas</b> further north.

Chagas further north.

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