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Is there a difference between african sleeping sickness and chagas disease?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Yes
They are different diseases caused by different but related parasites.
Chagas is caused by trypanosoma cruzi, while sleeping sickness is caused by trypanosoma brucei. They affect different parts of the body and cause different symptoms.

In brief: Yes
They are different diseases caused by different but related parasites.
Chagas is caused by trypanosoma cruzi, while sleeping sickness is caused by trypanosoma brucei. They affect different parts of the body and cause different symptoms.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sleeping sickness
Yes they are caused by different but related organisms and african sickness only occurs in africa and chaga's only in latin america and has spread by immigrants to us.

In brief: Sleeping sickness
Yes they are caused by different but related organisms and african sickness only occurs in africa and chaga's only in latin america and has spread by immigrants to us.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sleeping sickness
Human african trypanosomiasis: two forms, depending on the parasite :trypanosoma brucei gambiense (t.
B.G.) is in west and central africa accounts for over 95% of reported cases and causes a chronic infection.Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (t.B.R.) is found in eastern and southern africa and is 5% of reported cases and is acute. Chaga's dis. In latin american countries is known as american tryp.

In brief: Sleeping sickness
Human african trypanosomiasis: two forms, depending on the parasite :trypanosoma brucei gambiense (t.
B.G.) is in west and central africa accounts for over 95% of reported cases and causes a chronic infection.Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense (t.B.R.) is found in eastern and southern africa and is 5% of reported cases and is acute. Chaga's dis. In latin american countries is known as american tryp.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter
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