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Chagas Cardiomyopathy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Chagas Cardiomyopathy
Tree Number(s)
C01.610.752.300.900.200.190
C01.920.625.190
C14.280.238.190
Unique ID
D002598
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002598
Scope Note
A disease of the CARDIAC MUSCLE developed subsequent to the initial protozoan infection by TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI. After infection, less than 10% develop acute illness such as MYOCARDITIS (mostly in children). The disease then enters a latent phase without clinical symptoms until about 20 years later. Myocardial symptoms of advanced CHAGAS DISEASE include conduction defects (HEART BLOCK) and CARDIOMEGALY.
Entry Term(s)
Cardiomyopathy, Chagas
Chagas' Cardiomyopathy
Myocarditis, Chagas
Trypanosomiasis, Cardiovascular
NLM Classification #
WC 705
Previous Indexing
Heart Diseases (1966-1980)
Trypanosomiasis, South American (1966-1980)
specific heart disease (1966-1980)
Public MeSH Note
81
History Note
81
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/04/02
Revision Date
2019/06/10
Chagas Cardiomyopathy Preferred
Myocarditis, Chagas Narrower
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