Chagas Disease Symptoms
Chagas disease consists of two stages:
- Acute phase
- Chronic phase
Symptoms of Chagas disease during the acute phase include:
- Swelling and redness around the insect bite
- Body aches
- Facial swelling
- Around one eye
- Lymph gland swelling is common.
Additional symptoms of Chagas disease during the acute phase include:
- Loss of appetite
- Heart palpitations
- Enlarged liver
- Enlarged spleen
After the acute phase there is a period of remission for many years. After this period of time, the chronic phase of the illness may begin in about 20% of those infected.
Symptoms of Chagas disease during the chronic phase may include:
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