What are the possible complications of 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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See the list below:

  • Acute phase - Myocarditis, meningoencephalitis
  • Chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy - Congestive heart failure, apical aneurysm, thromboembolism, sudden death
  • Chronic chagasic megaesophagus - Poor nutrition, esophagitis, esophageal cancer
  • Chronic chagasic megacolon - Fecaloma, volvulus of sigmoid colon

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