Medical Definition of Gambian trypanosomiasis

1. A chronic disease of humans caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense in northern and sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal east to Sudan and Uganda; characterised by splenomegaly, drowsiness, an uncontrollable urge to sleep, and the development of psychotic changes; basal ganglia and cerebellar involvement commonly lead to chorea and athetosis; the terminal phase of the disease is characterised by wasting, anorexia, and emaciation that gradually leads to coma and death, usually from intercurrent infection. Synonym: chronic African sleeping sickness, chronic trypanosomiasis, West African sleeping sickness, West African trypanosomiasis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambian Trypanosomiasis

Galwegian
Galwegians
Galápagos Islands
Galápagos hawk
Galápagos hawks
Galápagos sea lion
Galápagos sea lions
Gamay
Gambel's quail
Gambelia
Gambia
Gambian
Gambian fever
Gambian monetary unit
Gambian trypanosomiasis
Gambians
Gambier Islands
Gambusia
Gambusia affinis
Game of Life
Gamerscore
Gamerscores
Gamgee
Gamgee tissue
Gamilaraay
Gamna
Gamna's disease
Gamna-Favre bodies

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