Symptoms of Chagas

Reading time: 1 min

A person is considered to have T. cruzi infection when they have acquired the parasite through one of the forms of transmission.  

However, in 7 out of 10 cases the parasite does not cause any harm, which means that being a carrier or being infected does not always equate to developing the disease. 

Amongst those who do develop Chagas disease, the most frequent problems are: 

High heart rate o blood pressure

Heart problems. This occurs in approximately 3 in every 10 people.


Digestive tract problems. This occurs in 1 or 2 in every 10 people.

If the heart or the digestive tract is affected, the most common symptoms are: 

Person with headache and dizziness


A person who has just fainted or lost consciousness.


Heart and electrocardiogram, heart palpitations


Fatigued woman sweating


Dysphagia, difficulty to swallow

Difficulty swallowing. 

The donations that can be done through this webpage are exclusively for the benefit of Hospital Clínic of Barcelona through Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica and not for BBVA Foundation, entity that collaborates with the project of PortalClínic.


Receive the latest updates related to this content.

Thank you for subscribing!

If this is the first time you subscribe you will receive a confirmation email, check your inbox

An error occurred and we were unable to send your data, please try again later.