ID#: 2617
This Panamanian child had been suffering from Chagas disease, which manifested as an acute infection, with swelling of his right eye, otherwise known as Romaña's sign. Chagas Disease is caused by the parasitic protozoan, Trypanosoma cruzi, and is transmitted, when the insect vector from the family, Reduviidae, subfamily Triatominae, is blood-feeding on its human host.
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Creation Date: 1962
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