Any parasitic flagellate protozoan that lives in the bloodstream.
- Following acquisition of the parasite, a hemoflagellate protozoan of the order Kinetoplastida, clinical symptoms range from negligible to acute Chagas disease that is characterized by fever, high parasitemia, and 5% mortality.
- Chagas' disease, caused by the hemoflagellate Trypanosoma cruzi, is endemic in Central and South America and parts of Mexico.
- Further, the invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions, suitable against hemoflagellates.
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