Chagas-Cruz disease

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South A·mer·i·can try·pan·o·so·mi·a·sis

trypanosomiasis caused by Trypanosoma (or Schizotrypanum) cruzi and transmitted by certain species of reduviid (triatomine) bugs. In its acute form, it is seen most frequently in young children, with swelling of the skin at the site of entry, most often the face, and regional lymph node enlargement; in its chronic form it can assume several aspects, commonly cardiomyopathy, but megacolon and megaesophagus also occur; natural reservoirs include dogs, armadillos, rodents, and other domestic, domiciliated, and wild mammals.
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G. Oswaldo, Brazilian physician, 1872-1917.
Chagas-Cruz disease - Synonym(s): Chagas disease
Cruz phenomenon - Synonym(s): Kernohan-Woltman syndrome
Cruz trypanosomiasis - Synonym(s): Chagas disease
Oswaldocruzia - genus of parasite which reside in the intestines and lungs of amphibians and reptiles.


Carlos J.R., Brazilian physician and parasitologist, 1879-1934.
Chagas disease - parasitic infection transmitted by certain species of reduviid (triatomine) bugs. Synonym(s): Chagas-Cruz disease; Chagas-Mazza disease; Cruz trypanosomiasis; South American trypanosomiasis
Chagas-Cruz disease - Synonym(s): Chagas disease
Chagas-Mazza disease - Synonym(s): Chagas disease
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Chagas disease
South American trypanosomiasis,
, Chagas-Cruz disease (shah'găs di-zēz', krūz)
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