Parasitic diseases of the heart.

  title={Parasitic diseases of the heart.},
  author={Louis V. Kirchhoff and Louis M Weiss and Murray Wittner and Herbert B Tanowitz},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
The following chapter is one of a series of chapters in the volume entitled Infections of the Myocardium appearing in Frontiers in Bioscience. The full table of contents can be found at In this chapter, we review several parasitic infections involving the myocardium and pericardium. The most widely studied parasitic infection affecting the heart is Chagas' disease or American trypanosomiasis. In this chapter we describe issues relating to… CONTINUE READING
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