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Chagas Disease

"Chagas Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Infection with the protozoan parasite TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI, a form of TRYPANOSOMIASIS endemic in Central and South America. It is named after the Brazilian physician Carlos Chagas, who discovered the parasite. Infection by the parasite (positive serologic result only) is distinguished from the clinical manifestations that develop years later, such as destruction of PARASYMPATHETIC GANGLIA; CHAGAS CARDIOMYOPATHY; and dysfunction of the ESOPHAGUS or COLON.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Chagas Disease" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Chagas Disease" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 94 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2017 and 2018
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