Gastrointestinal manifestations of Chagas' disease

Am J Gastroenterol. 1998 Jun;93(6):884-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1998.270_r.x.


Chagas' disease is an infectious disease that affects millions of people in Latin America and is increasingly seen outside endemic areas. A substantial number of patients develop gastrointestinal disorders secondary to lesions of the enteric nervous system. The purpose of this article is to review the current knowledge about gastrointestinal manifestations of Chagas' disease, including disorders other than the well-known gross dilations of esophagus and colon.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bile Duct Diseases / etiology
  • Chagas Disease / complications*
  • Colonic Diseases / etiology
  • Esophageal Diseases / etiology
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases / etiology
  • Intestine, Small
  • Stomach Diseases / etiology