American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease)

American trypanosomiasis (Chagas' disease) is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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  • Acute stage: malaria, rheumatic fever, African trypanosomiasis
  • Myocarditis due to other causes, e.g., coxsackie, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, drugs
  • Arrhythmia or congestive heart failure due to other causes, e.g., sick-sinus syndrome, coronary artery disease
  • Toxic megacolon due to inflammatory bowel disease or Clostridium difficile-associated colitis
  • Idiopathic achalasia

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DDx

  • Acute stage: malaria, rheumatic fever, African trypanosomiasis
  • Myocarditis due to other causes, e.g., coxsackie, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, drugs
  • Arrhythmia or congestive heart failure due to other causes, e.g., sick-sinus syndrome, coronary artery disease
  • Toxic megacolon due to inflammatory bowel disease or Clostridium difficile-associated colitis
  • Idiopathic achalasia

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