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What are the symptoms of the second phase of Chagas disease?

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If Chagas disease enters its second (or chronic) phase, it can cause serious heart and intestinal problems, including:

  • An enlarged heart, esophagus, or colon
  • Heart failure
  • An altered heart rhythm
  • Blood clots
  • Sudden cardiac arrest

From: What Is Chagas Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Parasites – American Trypanosomiasis (also known as Chagas Disease).”

World Health Organization: “Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis).”

Boston College: “Chagas.”

University of Pennsylvania Health System: “Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease.”

MedlinePlus: “Chagas Disease.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 06, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: “Parasites – American Trypanosomiasis (also known as Chagas Disease).”

World Health Organization: “Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis).”

Boston College: “Chagas.”

University of Pennsylvania Health System: “Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease.”

MedlinePlus: “Chagas Disease.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 06, 2017

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