Trypanosomiasis: Clinical, infection by T.b. rhodesiense

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Infection with T. b. rhodesiense evolves much faster. The incubation phase is shorter (1 to 3 weeks). An inoculation chancre often occurs. There is quite high fever and there are also signs of damage to numerous organs (jaundice, myocarditis or pancarditis, encephalitis). There is usually no obvious lymph node swelling. Heart failure occurs. The disease evolves to a fatal outcome within a few weeks or months.

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