Treatment for Chagas disease is recommended for people diagnosed early in the course of infection (acute phase), babies with congenital infection, and for those with suppressed immune systems. Many patients with chronic infection may also benefit from treatment.

Patients should consult with their primary health-care provider. Some patients may be referred to a specialist, such as a cardiologist, gastroenterologist, or infectious disease specialist.

Your health-care provider can talk with CDC staff about treatment options for Chagas disease.

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Page last reviewed: March 6, 2019