Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

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Rho·de·sian try·pan·o·so·mi·a·sis

a disease of humans caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense in eastern Africa from Ethiopia and Uganda south to Zimbabwe; it is clinically similar to Gambian trypanosomiasis but of shorter duration and more acute in form; patients suffer repeated episodes of pyrexia, become anemic, and frequently die from cardiac failure.

Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

[rōdē′zhən]
an acute form of African trypanosomiasis, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. The disease may progress rapidly, causing encephalitis, coma, and death in only a few weeks. Also called kaodzera, Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. Compare Gambian trypanosomiasis. See also African trypanosomiasis.
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Trypanosoma rhodesiense, the parasite that causes Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

Rho·de·sian try·pan·o·so·mi·a·sis

(rō-dē'zhŭn trī-pan'ō-sŏ-mī'ă-sis)
A disease of humans caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense in East Africa; it is clinically similar to Gambian trypanosomiasis but of shorter duration and more acute in form; patients suffer repeated episodes of pyrexia, become anemic, and commonly die from cardiac failure.
Synonym(s): acute African sleeping sickness, acute trypanosomiasis.
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