Chagas' Disease Definition

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.
Webster's New World
Alternative form of Chagas' disease.

Origin of Chagas' Disease

  • Named after Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas (1879-1934), who first described it in 1909.

    From Wiktionary

  • After Carlos Chagas (1879–1934), Brazilian physician

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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