Chagas' disease B57-

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  • American trypanosomiasis
  • infection due to Trypanosoma cruzi
Clinical Information
  • A parasitic infection caused by trypanosoma cruzi. It is transmitted by insect bites. It is characterized by an acute and chronic phase; in the acute phase patients may have fever, malaise, and swelling at the site of the insect bite. In the chronic phase patients develop hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias.
  • Chagas disease is caused by a parasite. It is common in latin america but not in the United States. Infected blood-sucking bugs, sometimes called kissing bugs, spread it. When an infected bug bites you, usually on your face, it leaves behind infected waste. You can get the infection if you rub it in your eyes or nose, the bite wound or a cut. The disease can also spread through contaminated food, a blood transfusion, a donated organ or from mother to baby during pregnancy.if you notice symptoms, they might include
    • fever
    • flu-like symptoms
    • a rash
    • a swollen eyelid
    these early symptoms usually go away. However, if you don't treat the infection, it remains. Later, it can cause serious intestinal and heart problems. Medicines can kill the parasite, especially early on. You can also treat related problems. For example, a pacemaker helps with certain heart complications. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Infection with the protozoan parasite trypanosoma cruzi, a form of trypanosomiasis endemic in central and south america. It is named after the brazilian physician carlos chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of parasympathetic ganglia; chagas cardiomyopathy; and dysfunction of the esophagus or colon.
  • B57 Chagas' disease
    • B57.0 Acute Chagas' disease with heart involvement
    • B57.1 Acute Chagas' disease without heart involvement
    • B57.2 Chagas' disease (chronic) with heart involvement
    • B57.3 Chagas' disease (chronic) with digestive system involvement
      • B57.30 Chagas' disease with digestive system involvement, unspecified
      • B57.31 Megaesophagus in Chagas' disease
      • B57.32 Megacolon in Chagas' disease
      • B57.39 Other digestive system involvement in Chagas' disease
    • B57.4 Chagas' disease (chronic) with nervous system involvement
      • B57.40 Chagas' disease with nervous system involvement, unspecified
      • B57.41 Meningitis in Chagas' disease
      • B57.42 Meningoencephalitis in Chagas' disease
      • B57.49 Other nervous system involvement in Chagas' disease
    • B57.5 Chagas' disease (chronic) with other organ involvement