Romana sign


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Related to Romana sign: xenodiagnosis, Chagas disease, chagoma, Winterbottom Sign

Ro·ma·ña sign

(rō-mahn'yă),
marked edema of one or both eyelids, usually a unilateral palpebral edema, thought to be a sensitization response to the bite of a triatomine bug infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, and a strong suggestion of acute Chagas disease.

Ro·ma·ña sign

(rō-mahn'yă sīn)
Marked edema of one or both eyelids, usually a unilateral palpebral edema, thought to be a sensitization response to the bite of a triatomine bug infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, and a strong suggestion of acute Chagas disease.

Romana sign

, Romaña sign [rō-mon′ă, -mon′yă]
[Cecilio Romaña, Argentinian physician, b. 1899]
Unilateral swelling of the eyelid and periorbital tissues in a patient who has been bitten by Reduvius personatus.

Romaña,

Cecilio, Argentinian physician in Brazil, 1899–.
Romaña sign - marked edema of one or both eyelids, thought to be a sensitization response to the bite of a triatomine bug infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, and a strong suggestion of acute Charges disease.