Chapter 81. Trypanosomiasis

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Francisco Javier Carod-Artal MD, PhD Professor

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch81

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Carod-Artal, F. J. (2009) Trypanosomiasis, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch81

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Neurology Department, Sarah Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, Brasilia DF, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • trypanosomiasis;
  • American trypanosomiasis;
  • trypanosome, parasitic protozoa infecting poor people in tropical regions;
  • Trypanosoma cruzi infection - southern Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, South and Central America;
  • cardiac and gastrointestinal involvement - clinical features of chronic CD;
  • chagasic myocardiopathy, independently associated with ischemic stroke;
  • pathophysiology of chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy;
  • human African trypanosomiasis;
  • tsetse fly bites - erupting into red sores within 1–3 weeks;
  • cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis - for ruling out late-stage disease


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • American trypanosomiasis

  • Human African trypanosomiasis

  • Further reading