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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
See below: Acute phase: no symptoms or nonspecific fever syndrome. Chronic phase: no symptoms (40-50%), cardiomyopathy with congestive failure (10-25%), esophago ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
A trypanosome: A blood borne parasite spread by bites from bugs called "kissing bugs" that is rare in the usa but common in mexico and central america.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Parasitic infection: Chagas disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of kissing bugs, mother to fetus & by contaminated food. They suck blood & pass on a protozoan ca ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It needs to be treated if diagnosed. It first causes mainly fever and fatigue, just not feeling well. The symptoms go away. However, years later it ... Read More
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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Most certainly: Several scenarios come to mind: 1. If not treated, the parasite will end up in your heart and weaken the heart wall, causing an aneurysm and potential ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It can lead to death: Chagas disease is due to a protozoan (trypanosoma cruzi). Sxs can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
32 years experience Family Medicine
A parasite: A parasite causes this. It is usually in central or south america. It causes fever at first, sometimes redness at the site of the insect bite that c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: It is common in central/south america.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely : Check this link for more info http://www.popsci.com/bed-bugs-and-chagas-disease-dont-worry-quite-yet
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mutualism-Oarasitism: This the way of life of parasitism. It does not cause symptoms in the host, and thusly avoids defensive attacks from the host. Then the parasite can ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Chagas : not enough known to give accurate predictions. Chagas is rare in the U.S. So probability has to be low .
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Parasitic disease: Chaga's a tropical parasitic disease caused by the parasite trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted by the reduvid "kissing bugs" in parts of south and central ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Chagas' disease: It is an organism called trypanosoma cruzi. Read the Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_disease

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