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What is chagas disease? Treatments?

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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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 carried the parasite. If it is diagnosed it should be treated with antiparasite medications as it can then come back in later years with more serious symptoms, specifically heart and serious digestion issues.

In brief: 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 carried the parasite. If it is diagnosed it should be treated with antiparasite medications as it can then come back in later years with more serious symptoms, specifically heart and serious digestion issues.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Parasite

Chagas disease is due to a protozoan parasite (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: Parasite

Chagas disease is due to a protozoan parasite (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
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology

In brief: Can also affect eyes

There can also be an iritis associated with chagas disease.

In brief: Can also affect eyes

There can also be an iritis associated with chagas disease.
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