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Are there possible complications from Chagas disease?

Yes, there can be complications from Chagas disease. The more serious complications are heart disease or heart failure. You may also develop cardiomyopathy. Other complications of Chagas disease may include enlargement of the colon or difficulty swallowing because of enlargement of the esophagus. Both of these complications can lead to malnourishment.


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