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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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