The Pathologic Lesions of the Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System in Chronic Chagas' Myocarditis.

  title={The Pathologic Lesions of the Cardiac Autonomic Nervous System in Chronic Chagas' Myocarditis.},
  author={K E Mott and Jack W. C. Hagstrom},
CHAGAS' disease (South American try-panosomiasis) is caused by infection with Trypanosoma cruzi. The flagellate parasite enters the host when the exereta of the infected Triatoma vector come in contact with broken human skin or intact mucosa. The acute phase of the disease, characterized by a febrile illness with myocarditis and rarely meningoencephalitis, may subside completely without sequelae or progress to chronic myocarditis or gastrointestinal lesions or both; e.g., megaesophagus and… CONTINUE READING
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