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Descriptor English: Chagas Disease
Descriptor Spanish: Enfermedad de Chagas
Descriptor Portuguese: Doença de Chagas
Descriptor French: Maladie de Chagas
Entry term(s): American Trypanosomiasis
Chagas' Disease
Infection, Trypanosoma cruzi
Infections, Trypanosoma cruzi
South American Trypanosomiasis
Trypanosoma cruzi Infection
Trypanosoma cruzi Infections
Trypanosomiasis, American
Trypanosomiasis, South American
Tree number(s): C01.610.752.300.900.200
C01.920.625
SP4.012.148.149
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014355
Scope note: Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.
Annotation: coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY is also available.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 92; was TRYPANOSOMIASIS, SOUTH AMERICAN 1966-91; CHAGAS DISEASE was see TRYPANOSOMIASIS, SOUTH AMERICAN 1981-91
Online Note: use CHAGAS DISEASE to search TRYPANOSOMIASIS, SOUTH AMERICAN 1966-91
History Note: 92; was TRYPANOSOMIASIS, SOUTH AMERICAN 1966-91; CHAGAS DISEASE was see TRYPANOSOMIASIS, SOUTH AMERICAN 1981-91
Entry Version: CHAGAS DIS
DeCS ID: 30425
Unique ID: D014355
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Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/02/24
Chagas Disease - Preferred
Concept UI M0022076
Scope note Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.
Preferred term Chagas Disease
Entry term(s) American Trypanosomiasis
Chagas' Disease
Infection, Trypanosoma cruzi
Infections, Trypanosoma cruzi
South American Trypanosomiasis
Trypanosoma cruzi Infection
Trypanosoma cruzi Infections
Trypanosomiasis, American
Trypanosomiasis, South American



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