Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

Type:Term

Definitions
1. a disease of humans caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense in eastern Africa from Ethiopia and Uganda south to Zimbabwe; it is clinically similar to Gambian trypanosomiasis but of shorter duration and more acute in form; patients suffer repeated episodes of pyrexia, become anemic, and frequently die from cardiac failure.

Synonyms
acute African sleeping sickness , acute trypanosomiasis , East African sleeping sickness , East African trypanosomiasis

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