Six New Cases of Chagas' Disease in Panama with Review of Previous Cases

C. M. Johnson Gorgas Memorial Library, Panama, Republic of Panama

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G. T. DeRivas Gorgas Memorial Library, Panama, Republic of Panama

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Summary

  1. 1. Six additional cases of Chagas' disease have been discovered in Panama since March 1, 1935, including 2 which terminated fatally.
  2. 2. In Panama the disease is probably fatal in a high percentage of cases in the very young, but seems to have few or no effects on adults.
  3. 3. The disease as it has thus far been encountered in Panama does not present the clinical picture as it has been described from other localities.
  4. 4. There is probably a higher incidence of Chagas' disease on the Isthmus of Panama than has been heretofore suspected.

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