13 doctors weighed in:
Can I die from chagas disease if I ignore it?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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 potentially, a catastrophic blow out. 2. If you were to get a transplant procedure and you have untreated chagas, it would certainly kill you since your immune system is being suppressed. Have it evaluated by your doctor.

In brief: 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 potentially, a catastrophic blow out. 2. If you were to get a transplant procedure and you have untreated chagas, it would certainly kill you since your immune system is being suppressed. Have it evaluated by your doctor.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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, poor appetite; enlarged liver ; spleen ; inflamed brain ; heart. Antiparasitic medications used to treat it include nifurtimox ; benznidazole.

In brief: 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, poor appetite; enlarged liver ; spleen ; inflamed brain ; heart. Antiparasitic medications used to treat it include nifurtimox ; benznidazole.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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 can come back and cause serious complications like heart problems. The best time to treat it is when the person first gets the parasite during the first part of the illness.

In brief: 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 can come back and cause serious complications like heart problems. The best time to treat it is when the person first gets the parasite during the first part of the illness.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Thank
Read more answers from doctors