Difficulties in Diagnostic Staging of Human African Trypanosomiasis

  title={Difficulties in Diagnostic Staging of Human African Trypanosomiasis},
  author={Peter G E Kennedy},
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), also known as sleeping sickness, continues to be a major hazard to human health in 36 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. One of the most important problems in disease management is the considerable difficulty in distinguishing the early (hemolymphatic) from the late (encephalitic) stage when the parasites have crossed the blood-brain barrier to enter the Central Nervous System (CNS). Treatment of the two stages is different with the highly toxic arsenical drug… CONTINUE READING


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