Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

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Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

[rō′dē·zhən trə‚pan·ə·sō′mī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A fulminating form of African sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma rhodesiense, transmitted by the tsetse fly, and characterized by parasitemia, edema, lymphadenitis, and myocarditis. Also known as East African sleeping sickness.
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No published trials compare pentamidine and suramin in East African trypanosomiasis, but longstanding consensus suggests that suramin is more likely to be efficacious in stage I East African disease (1).
On the other hand, since 1967, 37 cases of East African trypanosomiasis have been diagnosed in the US.

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