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Trypanosomiasis- west African

Overview

A hemoflagellate subspecies of parasitic protozoa that causes Gambian or West African sleeping sickness in humans. The vector host is usually the tsetse fly (Glossina).

Symptoms - Trypanosomiasis- west African

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for West African Trypanosomiasis includes the 39 symptoms listed below: * Red sore - at the fly bite site * Chancre * Insomnia at night * Daytime sleepiness * Fever * Severe headaches * Irritability * Extreme fatigue * Swollen lymph nodes * Aching muscles * Aching joints * Skin rash * Swelling around the eye * Hand swelling * Progressive confusion * Personality changes * Slurred speech * Seizures * Difficulty walking * Difficulty talking * Weight loss * See also symptoms of sleeping sickness * Intermittent fever * Posterior cervical lymphadenopathy * Malaise * Weight loss * Arthralgia * Rash * Pruritus * Edema * Chronic meningoencephalitis * Behavioral changes * Cachexia * Headache * Hallucinations * Delusions * Somnolence * Skin nodule - at site of bite * Skin chancre - at site of bite Note that West African Trypanosomiasis symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase West African Trypanosomiasis signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor.

Causes - Trypanosomiasis- west African

Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms * Aching joints * Aching muscles * Arthralgia * Behavioral changes * Cachexia * Chancre * Chronic meningoencephalitis * Daytime sleepiness * Delusions * Difficulty talking * Difficulty walking * Edema * Extreme fatigue * Fever * Hallucinations * Hand swelling * Headache * Insomnia at night * Irritability * Malaise * Personality changes * Progressive confusion * Pruritus * Rash * Red sore * Seizures * Severe headaches * Skin rash * Slurred speech * Somnolence * Swelling around the eye * Swollen lymph nodes * Weight loss * Weight loss

Prevention - Trypanosomiasis- west African

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Diagnosis - Trypanosomiasis- west African

These home medical tests may be relevant to West African Trypanosomiasis: * Sleep Disorders: Home Testing Home Sleep Tests, Sleep Apnea Tests

Prognosis - Trypanosomiasis- west African

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Treatment - Trypanosomiasis- west African

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