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Chagas Disease MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Chagas Disease
Tree Number(s)
C01.610.752.300.900.200
C01.920.625
Unique ID
D014355
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014355
Annotation
coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY is also available.
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.
Entry Version
CHAGAS DIS
Entry Term(s)
American Trypanosomiasis
Chagas' Disease
Trypanosoma cruzi Infection
Trypanosomiasis, South American
NLM Classification #
WC 705
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
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/10
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