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Trypanosomiasis american Clinical Findings
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Trypanosomiasis, american
Clinical Findings
  • Incubation period:
    5–14 days after the bite of the bug
    30–40 days following transfusion of infected blood
  • Acute disease generally in children, while irreversible chronic manifestations appear later in life
  • Acute disease: fever, malaise, lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly. Fatal complications include myocarditis and meningoencephalitis.
  • Chronic irreversible sequelae: myocardial damage: cardial dilatation, arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities; gastrointestinal damage: megaoesophagus, megacolon
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