Treatment of Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)

Learn how Chagas disease is diagnosed and treated.

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How is Chagas disease diagnosed?

Talk to a health care provider as soon as possible if you:

Your health care provider will likely:

  • examine your symptoms
  • determine if you were potentially exposed to infected triatomine bugs by asking about your:
    • travel history
    • activities
    • accommodations
  • request laboratory testing, if necessary

How is Chagas disease treated?

A health care provider can recommend or prescribe certain medications to treat Chagas disease.

If left untreated, late-stage medical problems caused by the disease cannot be fully cured. However, certain medications can help with managing some of the symptoms.

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