Chronic Chagas Disease: A Paradoxical Host-Parasite Relationship

Ledoux, Tamar.


  • Chagas disease, one of a handful of diseases on the World Health Organization's list of neglected tropical diseases, is caused by the obligate intracellular parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Endemic in Central and South America, Chagas disease causes irreversible degenerative cardiomyopathy in 30% of chronically infected patients, years or decades after they are initially infected. This contrasts ... read more
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