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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No published trials compare pentamidine and suramin in East African trypanosomiasis, but longstanding consensus suggests that suramin is more likely to be efficacious in stage I East African disease (1).
On the other hand, since 1967, 37 cases of East African trypanosomiasis have been diagnosed in the US.
The diagnosis of East African trypanosomiasis (EAT) was confirmed by isolating T.

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