Skip Navigation

American trypanosomiasis : Chagas' disease

Alternate Title(s):
Diagnosis : American trypanosomiasis : Chagas' disease
Series Title(s):
World medicine series, disease recognition
Contributor(s):
United States. Navy Department
National Naval Medical Center (U.S.)
Publication:
[Washington] : The Navy ; [Bethesda, Md. : for loan by National Naval Medical Center, Audiovisual Resources Division], 1966
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Chagas Disease -- diagnosis
Abstract:
This program appears to be designed to aid the physician in establishing a diagnosis of Chagas disease (also known as American trypanosomiasis). Several patients are presented to illustrate various clinical features of the disease in both its acute and chronic phases. The clinical information discussed is based on a study of 1,500 cases over a period of ten years. The signs and symptoms associated with the acute phase are presented first. These include malaise, fever, edema of the eyelid and face, and an enlarged liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. The chest roentgenographic and the electrocardiographic findings are discussed for acute and chronic phases. The possibility of developing megacolon and megasesophagus in the chronic phase is described. After the clinical features of both the acute and chronic phase are presented, the viewer is asked to establish a diagnosis. The geographic distribution of the disease in South and Central America, and the epidemiological features, diagnostic tests, and causative agent of the disease are described.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
012 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
7601164A (See catalog record)
Alternate Title(s):
Diagnosis : American trypanosomiasis : Chagas' disease
Series Title(s):
World medicine series, disease recognition
Contributor(s):
United States. Navy Department
National Naval Medical Center (U.S.)
Publication:
[Washington] : The Navy ; [Bethesda, Md. : for loan by National Naval Medical Center, Audiovisual Resources Division], 1966
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
Subject(s):
Chagas Disease -- diagnosis
Abstract:
This program appears to be designed to aid the physician in establishing a diagnosis of Chagas disease (also known as American trypanosomiasis). Several patients are presented to illustrate various clinical features of the disease in both its acute and chronic phases. The clinical information discussed is based on a study of 1,500 cases over a period of ten years. The signs and symptoms associated with the acute phase are presented first. These include malaise, fever, edema of the eyelid and face, and an enlarged liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. The chest roentgenographic and the electrocardiographic findings are discussed for acute and chronic phases. The possibility of developing megacolon and megasesophagus in the chronic phase is described. After the clinical features of both the acute and chronic phase are presented, the viewer is asked to establish a diagnosis. The geographic distribution of the disease in South and Central America, and the epidemiological features, diagnostic tests, and causative agent of the disease are described.
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Extent:
012 min.
Color:
Color
Sound:
Sound
Technique:
Live action
NLM Unique ID:
7601164A (See catalog record)