"Chagas Cardiomyopathy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A disease of the CARDIAC MUSCLE developed subsequent to the initial protozoan infection by TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI. After infection, less than 10% develop acute illness such as MYOCARDITIS (mostly in children). The disease then enters a latent phase without clinical symptoms until about 20 years later. Myocardial symptoms of advanced CHAGAS DISEASE include conduction defects (HEART BLOCK) and CARDIOMEGALY.
- Chagas Cardiomyopathy
- Trypanosomiasis, Cardiovascular
- Cardiovascular Trypanosomiasis
- Chagas' Cardiomyopathy
- Cardiomyopathy, Chagas'
- Cardiomyopathy, Chagas
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