Chagas Disease is a parasitic disease caused by coming in contact with the feces of an infected triatomine bug. It can also be caused organ transplant and blood transfusions from infected donors. The bug is common in areas with poor housing; thus, there is an endemic in Central and South America. Chagas Disease is most common in children and starts in an acute stage. During this stage, symptoms can be unnoticeable, but can include fever, rash, and headache. The acute stage last from a few weeks to a few months and then transitions to the chronic stage. The symptoms of chronic Chagas Disease are irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, and difficulty swallowing. When in the acute stage, Chagas Disease can be treated with medications that focus on killing the parasite. During the chronic stage, it cannot be treated with medications, but the symptoms of Chagas disease can be treated by targeting that specific problem.
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Chagas Disease is also known as chagas disease, chagas' disease with digestive system involvement, chagas' disease with nervous system involvement, chagas' disease with other organ involvement, south american trypanosomiasis, new world trypanosomiasis, american trypanosomiasis, chagas' disease.