Chagas Disease

Common Name(s)

Chagas Disease, American trypanosomiasis

Chagas disease is caused by the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. When a triatomine bug (commonly known as a "kissing bug") infected with this parasite bites you, usually on your face, it leaves behind infected waste which can be spread into your eyes, nose, or a wound. Chagas disease can also spread through contaminated food, a blood transfusion, a donated organ or from mother to baby during pregnancy. Symptoms can include fever, flu-like symptoms, a rash or swollen eyelid. Early symptoms usually go away but if not treated, the infection can later cause serious intestinal and heart problems. Chagas disease is common in Latin America but not in the United States.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Chagas Disease" returned 1245 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of chaotropes in Chagas disease and leishmaniasis cross-reacting serology assays for epidemiological surveys.
 

Author(s): Anderson Pacheco Dos Santos, Maria Esther de Carvalho, Luciana Regina Meirelles, Heitor Franco de Andrade Junior

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(5):665-669.

 

Serological cross-reactivity between leishmaniasis and Chagas disease, especially at low titers, leads to difficulties of the seroepidemiological interpretation.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of Chagas disease in an endemic area of Sergipe State, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Ivani Rodrigues Glass, Allan Dantas Dos Santos, Ana Elisabeth Leal Varjão, Isabela Soares Costa, Dalmo Correia, Ângela Maria Silva

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(5):660-664.

 

We evaluated clinical and epidemiological characteristics of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in Sergipe.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Electrocardiogram in Chagas disease: can anything be learned from an old tool?
 

Author(s): Alexandre C Pereira

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(5):569.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Chagas Disease" returned 156 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Electrocardiogram in Chagas disease.
 

Author(s): Bruno Oliveira de Figueiredo Brito, Antônio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(5):570-577.

 

Since the initial descriptions of Chagas cardiomyopathy (ChCM), the electrocardiography has played a key role in patient evaluations. The diagnostic criterion of chronic ChCM is the presence of characteristic electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities in seropositive individuals, regardless ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reduced functional capacity in patients with Chagas disease: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Henrique Silveira Costa, Márcia Maria Oliveira Lima, Fábio Silva Martins da Costa, Ana Thereza Chaves, Maria Carmo Pereira Nunes, Pedro Henrique Scheidt Figueiredo, Manoel Otávio da Costa Rocha

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(4):421-426.

 

Reduced peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) is a common clinical finding in progressive Chagas disease. However, the disease stage in which functional impairment is detectable remains uncertain. The present study compared functional capacity between healthy controls and patients with different ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Electrocardiographic abnormalities in Chagas disease in the general population: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Lyda Z Rojas, Marija Glisic, Laura Pletsch-Borba, Luis E Echeverría, Wichor M Bramer, Arjola Bano, Najada Stringa, Asija Zaciragic, Bledar Kraja, Eralda Asllanaj, Rajiv Chowdhury, Carlos A Morillo, Oscar L Rueda-Ochoa, Oscar H Franco, Taulant Muka

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Chagas disease (CD) is a major public health concern in Latin America and a potentially serious emerging threat in non-endemic countries. Although the association between CD and cardiac abnormalities is widely reported, study design diversity, sample size and quality challenge the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Oral Fexinidazole Dosing Regimens for the Treatment of Adults With Chronic Indeterminate Chagas Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chagas' Disease (Chronic) Nos

 

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2018

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Evaluation of Different Benznidazole Regimens for the Treatment of Chronic Chagas Disease.
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chagas Disease; Trypanosoma Cruzi Infection

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2017

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Clinical Assessment, Neuroimaging and Immunomarkers in Chagas Disease Study (CLINICS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chagas Disease With Heart Failure

 

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2017

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