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January 1983

Chagas' Disease Masquerading as Coronary Artery Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Cardiology, Brooklyn (NY) Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the Department of Cardiology, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(1):144-145. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350010154029

• A case of Chagas' disease manifested with signs, symptoms, and noninvasive clinical features typical of coronary artery disease. This case illustrates the importance of reaching diagnostic conclusions with certainty, especially where two diseases with features in common may overlap.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:144-145)