Which clinical history findings are characteristic of chronic Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Louis V Kirchhoff, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Ten to 30% of persons with chronic indeterminate Chagas disease develop clinical manifestations due to the infection. The most common and serious problems are cardiac, which are caused by an inflammatory cardiopathy that results from the persistent presence of the parasites in the heart.


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