East african trypanosomiasis

East african trypanosomiasis --> Rhodesian trypanosomiasis

a disease of humans caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense in eastern Africa from ethiopia and Uganda south to Zimbabwe; it is clinically similar to gambian trypanosomiasis but of shorter duration and more acute in form; patients suffer repeated episodes of pyrexia, become anaemic, and die commonly from cardiac failure.

Synonym: acute african sleeping sickness, acute trypanosomiasis, east african sleeping sickness, east african trypanosomiasis.

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