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TRUE FACTS ABOUT CHAGAS DISEASES

Definition

Chagas sickness also called American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening disease provoke by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Most of the time the parasite is transmitted by biting insects known as ‘kissing bugs’ that are infected with the parasite.

During the acute phase of infection, treatment of Chagas disease focuses on killing the parasite. In people who have chronic Chagas disease, it's no longer possible to kill the parasite. Treatment in this later phase is about managing signs and symptoms. You can also take steps to prevent infection.

Read till the end to know more about Chagas treatments.

SYMPTOMS

Chagas's symptoms are in two phases, the acute and chronic phases. The acute one has to do with:

  • Swelling at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Rash
  • Body aches
  • Eyelids swelling
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting
  • Swollen glands
  • Enlargement of your liver or spleen

The chronic phase is:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart failure
  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Difficulty swallowing due to enlarged esophagus
  • Stomach pain or constipation due to enlarged colon

CAUSE

The cause of Chagas disease is the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, which is spread from an insect known as the triatomine bug, or "kissing bug." These insects can become infected by this parasite when they swallow blood from an animal that is infected with the parasite.

Scratching or rubbing the bite site helps the parasites enter your body. Once in your body, the parasites multiply and spread.

You may also become infected by :

  • Eating uncooked food contaminated with feces from bugs infected with the parasite
  • Being born to a person who is infected with the parasite
  • Getting a blood transfusion or an organ transplant from someone who was infected with the parasite
  • Being accidentally exposed to the parasite while working in a lab
  • Spending time in a forest that contains infected wild animals, such as raccoons and opossums

TREATMENTS

Once Chagas disease reaches the chronic phase, medications won't cure the disease. But, the drugs may be offered to people younger than age 50 because they may help slow the progression of the disease and its most serious complications.

Additional treatment depends on the specific signs and symptoms:

  • Heart-related complications. Treatment may include medications, a pacemaker, or other devices to control your heart rhythm, surgery, or even a heart transplant.

  • Digestive-related complications. Treatment may include diet changes, medications, corticosteroids, or, in severe cases, surgery.

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PREVENTION

  • Avoid sleeping in a mud, thatch, or adobe house. These types of residences are more likely to harbor triatomine bugs.
  • Use insecticide-soaked netting over your bed when sleeping in thatch, mud, or adobe houses.
  • Use insecticides to remove insects from your residence.
  • Use insect repellent on exposed skin.

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