Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures pp 4223-4223 | Cite as
Hematolymphatic Stage of Human African Trypanosomiasis
Initial stage of the disease, when it is assumed that there is no central nervous system involvement. Symptoms are not specific and include fever, severe headache, joint pains and muscle aches. It is treated with either Pentamidine or Suramine. The duration of the first stage varies from a few months to several years but there are no reliable estimations of its average duration.