Dictionary » R » Romanas sign

Romanas sign

Romana's sign

(Science: clinical sign) Marked oedema of one or both eyelids, usually a unilateral palpebral oedema, thought to be a sensitization response to the bite of a triatomine bug infected with trypanosoma cruzi, and a strong suggestion of acute chagas' disease.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,555 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link