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What kinds of bites can supposedly cause chagas disease. What is chagas disease going to do to you?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Parasite

It comes from a parasite called trypanosoma cruzi.
There is an acute phase with swelling and inflammation and a chronic phase that can lead to cardiac and gastrointestinal problems.

In brief: Parasite

It comes from a parasite called trypanosoma cruzi.
There is an acute phase with swelling and inflammation and a chronic phase that can lead to cardiac and gastrointestinal problems.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Kissing Bugs

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 called trypanosoma cruzi. Sxs can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poor appetite. Liver & spleen can enlarge. Brain & heart can become inflammed. There are good treatments with anti-parasites early on.

In brief: Kissing Bugs

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 called trypanosoma cruzi. Sxs can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poor appetite. Liver & spleen can enlarge. Brain & heart can become inflammed. There are good treatments with anti-parasites early on.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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