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American trypanosomiasis : Chagas' disease

Title(s):
American trypanosomiasis : Chagas' disease
Diagnosis : American trypanosomiasis : Chagas' disease
World medicine series, disease recognition
Author(s):
United States. Navy Dept
National Naval Medical Center (U.S.)
Publication Date:
1966
Publisher:
[Washington] : The Navy ; [Bethesda, Md. : for loan by National Naval Medical Center, Audiovisual Resources Division], 1966
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
012 min.
Sound
Color
Subject(s):
Chagas Disease -- diagnosis
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
See catalog record: 7601164A
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/7601164A
Description:
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.
Title(s):
American trypanosomiasis : Chagas' disease
Diagnosis : American trypanosomiasis : Chagas' disease
World medicine series, disease recognition
Author(s):
United States. Navy Dept
National Naval Medical Center (U.S.)
Publication Date:
1966
Publisher:
[Washington] : The Navy ; [Bethesda, Md. : for loan by National Naval Medical Center, Audiovisual Resources Division], 1966
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
012 min.
Sound
Color
Subject(s):
Chagas Disease -- diagnosis
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
See catalog record: 7601164A
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/7601164A
Description:
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.