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Medical Term:

Romaña sign

Pronunciation: ro-mahn'ya

Definition: marked edema of one or both eyelids, usually a unilateral palpebral edema, thought to be a sensitization response to the bite of a triatomine bug infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, and a strong suggestion of acute Chagas disease.

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