Definition of Trypanosomiasis

1. Noun. (disease) Any of several diseases or infections caused by a trypanosome. ¹

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Definition of Trypanosomiasis

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Medical Definition of Trypanosomiasis

1. A parasitic disease caused by the American strain, Trypanosoma cruzi. Chagas disease is usually transmitted by the bite of the kissing bug, but may also follow breast feeding (to infants) and blood transfusion. Although much more common in South America, it does, on rare occasions, occur in the U.S. A nodular swelling (chagoma) appears at the site of inoculation following a bite. The acute phase of the disease can last 2 to 3 months and patients present with fever, headache, anorexia, conjunctivitis and myocarditis. Infants can develop meningitis and heart involvement. Trypanosomiasis can cause congestive heart failure and ventricular aneurysms. Treatment is with nifurtimox. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trypanosomiasis

trypanosoma brucei gambiense
trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense
trypanosoma congolense
trypanosoma cruzi
trypanosoma lewisi
trypanosoma vivax
trypanosome fever
trypanosome stage
trypanosomiasis (current term)
trypsin G-banding stain
trypsin inhibitor
trypsin inhibitors

Literary usage of Trypanosomiasis

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1. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"With regard lo treatment, according to Castellani and Chalmers the indications are the same as those for African trypanosomiasis, together with treatment ..."

2. The Prophylaxis and Treatment of Internal Diseases: Designed for the Use of by Frederick Forchheimer (1906)
"The suggestion has been made that all patients affected with trypanosomiasis should be so placed that mosquitoes or other insects could not bite them; ..."

3. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"trypanosomiasis. Definition.—An affection due to the invasion of the body by a flagellate ... trypanosomiasis is a disease of warm countries, and is seldom ..."

4. Manual of Bacteriology by Robert Muir, James Ritchie (1907)
"APPENDIX E. trypanosomiasis—KALA-AZAR—PIROPLASMOSIS. ... and—most important from the human standpoint—the trypanosomiasis and sleeping sickness of West and ..."

5. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1915)
"Stokvis has found it in the sputum of a case of pulmonary abscess. The pig is believed to be the source from which man is infected. trypanosomiasis. ..."

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