a type of trypanosomiasis, common in Central and South America, caused by a parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) that is carried by reduviid insects, and characterized by the eventual invasion and deterioration of cardiac, gastrointestinal, and nervous tissue
after Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician who identified it (1909)
See Chagas' disease in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A South American form of trypanosomiasis caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi that is characterized by fever and enlargement of the spleen and lymph nodes.
Origin: After Carlos Chagas (1879-1934), Brazilian physician