Medical Definition of West african sleeping sickness

1. A chronic disease of humans caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in northern and sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal east to Sudan and Uganda; characterised by splenomegaly, drowsiness, an uncontrollable urge to sleep, and the development of psychotic changes; basal ganglia and cerebellar involvement commonly lead to chorea and athetosis; the terminal phase of the disease is characterised by wasting, anorexia, and emaciation that gradually leads to coma and death, usually from intercurrent infection. Synonym: chronic African sleeping sickness, chronic trypanosomiasis, West African sleeping sickness, West African trypanosomiasis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of West African Sleeping Sickness

Wesleyans
Wesleyism
Wesselsbron disease
Wesselsbron disease virus
Wesselsbron fever
West's syndrome
West-Flanders
West-sider
West Africa
West African
West African fever
West African sleeping sickness
West African trypanosomiasis
West Bank
West Bengal
West Berlin
West Berliner
West Brit
West Briton
West Chadic
West Coast
West Country
West End
West Flanders
West Flemish
West Frisian

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