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Cha'gas' disease"

Pronunciation: (shä'gus), [key] Pathol.
an infectious disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, occurring chiefly in tropical America and characterized by irregular fever, palpable lymph nodes, and often heart damage. Also called American trypanosomiasis.

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