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Trypanosoma cruzi

Paul G. Auwaerter, M.D., Valeria Fabre, M.D.
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  • Protozoan parasite causes American trypanosomiasis (Chagas’ Disease).
  • Transmitted in rural Latin America when feces of infected "kissing bug" (species Rhodnius or triatomine bug), inoculated through insect bite wound or mucous membrane exposure.
  • Also present in zoonotic reservoirs/insect vectors in southern U.S. but transmission to humans rare.

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Last updated: May 28, 2014


Auwaerter, Paul G, and Valeria Fabre. "Trypanosoma Cruzi." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2014. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540113/all/Trypanosoma_cruzi.
Auwaerter PG, Fabre V. Trypanosoma cruzi. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2014. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540113/all/Trypanosoma_cruzi. Accessed June 18, 2019.
Auwaerter, P. G., & Fabre, V. (2014). Trypanosoma cruzi. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540113/all/Trypanosoma_cruzi
Auwaerter PG, Fabre V. Trypanosoma Cruzi [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2014. [cited 2019 June 18]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540113/all/Trypanosoma_cruzi.
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