Chagas Cardiomyopathy

Chagas kardiomyopati

Svensk definition

Hjärtmuskelsjukdom med överledningsdefekter och hjärtförstoring typiska för slutfasen av Chagas sjukdom.

Engelsk definition

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.

Svenska synonymer

Kardiomyopati, Chagas Chagas myokardit Kardiovaskulär trypanosomias

Engelska synonymer

Cardiomyopathy, Chagas Trypanosomiasis, Cardiovascular Cardiovascular Trypanosomiasis Chagas' Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy, Chagas' Myocarditis, Chagas