Chagas' diseaseCha·gas' disease
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
Origin of Chagas' diseaseafter Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician who identified it (1909)
A form of trypanosomiasis caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, that occurs in South America and southern North America and is manifested by swelling of the skin at the site of entry and enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.
Origin of Chagas' diseaseAfter Carlos Chagas (1879-1934), Brazilian physician
Named after Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas (1879-1934), who first described it in 1909.
- Alternative form of Chagas' disease.