Brazilian Trypanosomiasis

Below you will find more information about Brazilian Trypanosomiasis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Brazilian Trypanosomiasis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Brazilian Trypanosomiasis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Brazilian Trypanosomiasis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Brazilain tryponosomiasis, also known as Chagas disease, is an infectious disease that has spread in tropical countries. It usually affects children.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis can be done by studying the symptoms present in the patient.

Treatment

Treatment can be done by administering a group of certain antibiotics.

Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms of the disease include an abnormal enlargement of the esophagus, colon and heart failure.

Causes

The disease is transmitted through the bite of blood-sucking pests that carry the strain Trypanosoma cruzi. It is usually found in tropical countries such as Central America and South America.

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