Chagas


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Cha·gas

(shah'găs), Avoid the incorrect form Chaga and Chaga's.
Carlos, Brazilian physician, 1879-1934. See: Chagas disease, Chagas-Cruz disease.
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La enfermedad de Chagas es una infeccion causada por el parasito protozoario Trypanosoma cruzi, un microorganismo endemico en America Latina y transmitido por vectores de diversas especies de la subfamilia Triatominae.
M2 EQUITYBITES-September 1, 2017-Chemo Group awarded US FDA approval of life-saving medical treatment benznidazole in aid of people with Chagas disease
M2 PHARMA-September 1, 2017-Chemo Group awarded US FDA approval of life-saving medical treatment benznidazole in aid of people with Chagas disease
Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to benznidazole for use in children ages 2 to 12 years old with Chagas disease.
A doenca de Chagas no esofago e caracterizada por lesoes inflamatorias no sistema nervoso enterico, associadas com a reducao drastica no numero de nervos ativos.
On September 1, 2011, the laboratory began using the FDA-licensed PRISM Chagas chemiluminescent immunoassay (Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, USA) for donor screening, followed by a combination of RIPA and the Ortho EIA for supplemental testing.
Chagas disease reactivation has been a defining condition for acquired immune deficiency syndrome in Brazil for individuals coinfected with Trypanosoma cruzi and HIV since 2004.
Human Chagas disease is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, acquired primarily through contact with infected excreta of triatomine insects (known as "kissing bugs").
Emmanuel Dias (1908-1962) assumiu a lideranca dos estudos sobre a doenca nas decadas de 1940 e 1950 e, como diretor do Centro de Pesquisas e Profilaxia da Molestia de Chagas (CEPMC), posto do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC) na cidade mineira de Bambui, produziu as condicoes para que a enfermidade descrita por Carlos Chagas (1878-1934) na pequena cidade de Lassance (Minas Gerais), em 1909, fosse consensualmente reconhecida como fato medico-cientifico e questao de saude publica (1).
Although Chagas cardiomyopathy has some differences from so-called idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, (5) aside from direct or indirect evidence of prior Trypanosoma cruzi infection, (6) the two entities are more alike than different.
One drug can treat three deadly and neglected infections - Chagas disease, leishmaniasis and sleeping sickness - animal studies show.