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What are the symptoms of Chagas disease?

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Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The early (or acute) phase of Chagas disease often does not have symptoms, but the chronic phase may cause an irregular heartbeat, an enlarged heart, congestive heart failure, difficulty swallowing, and abdominal pain and constipation.

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