American Trypanosomiasis; South American Trypanosomiasis
Cardiomyopathy is a serious disease in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed and doesn't work as well as it should. There may be multiple causes including viral infections. Cardiomyopathy can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary cardiomyopathy can't be attributed to a specific cause, such as high blood pressure, heart valve disease, artery diseases or congenital heart defects. Secondary cardiomyopathy is due to specific causes. It's often associated with diseases involving other o...
Chagas disease (also called American trypanosomiasis) is a Mammalian disease occurring only in the Americas. It is caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, one of the kinetoplastid flagellates, transmitted to humans by triatomine insects known in the different countries as assassin bug, vinchuca, kissing bug, chipo, barbeiro, etc. Common triatomine vector species for trypanosomiasis belong to the genera Triatoma, Rhodinius, and Panstrongylus.
Cardiomyopathy as related to Chagas Disease
- Chagas disease - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health
Chagas Cardiomyopathy information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, videos, forums, prevention, and prognosis.
- Chagas disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_cardiomyopathy
CDC - Chagas Disease - Resources for Health Professionals
Education and information about Chagas Disease, Triatomine bugs, Kissing Bugs, fact sheets, information for special groups, prevention and control ...
- Cardiomyopathy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiomyopathy
Chagas disease: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Chagas disease is an illness spread by insects. It is common in South and Central America. Causes Chagas disease is caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, a …
- Perspectives on Trypanosoma cruzi-induced heart disease ...
Chagas cardiomyopathy is the most severe and life-threatening manifestation of human Chagas disease--a 'neglected' tropical disease caused by the protozoan parasite ...