leishmaniasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: lēsh′măn-ī′ă-sis Definitions: 1. Infection with a species of Leishmania resulting in a clinically ill-defined group of diseases traditionally divided into four major types: visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar); Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis; New World cutaneous leishmaniasis; and mucocutan
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Leishmaniasis

Structure occurring in pairs attached to the inner posterior margin of the neck of an acanthocephalan, extending into the trunk cavity. Its function is unknown.
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leishmaniasis

[n] - sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania
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Leishmaniasis

a group of parasitic diseases affecting the skin, mucous membranes, and internal organs; transmitted by the bite of a sandfly
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Leishmaniasis

Infectious illness caused by a parasite transmitted by sandflies. There are two forms visceral (affecting internal organs) and cutaneous (affecting the skin) the former causes fever and enlargement of the liver, spleen and lymph nodes and the latter skin ulcers
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Leishmaniasis

Our Leishmaniasis Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Leishmaniasis Leishmaniasis: Diseases due to the parasite called Leishmania involving the organs (kala-azar) or the skin plus mucous membranes (espundia), or the skin alone (usually named for the place plus boil, button or sore as, for example, Jericho bo
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leishmaniasis

Disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania . The parasite lives intracellularly in macrophages. Various forms of the disease are known, depending upon the species of parasite: in particular visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar), and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.
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leishmaniasis

<infectious disease> Caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. The parasite lives intracellularly in macrophages. Various forms of the disease are known, depending upon the species of parasite: in particular visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar) and muco cutaneous leishmaniasis. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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leishmaniasis

leishmaniosis noun sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
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leishmaniasis

(lēsh″mә-niĀ“ә-sis) a protozoal infection with Leishmania.
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leishmaniasis

human protozoal infection spread by the bite of a sandfly. Leishmaniasis occurs worldwide but is especially prevalent in tropical areas. Three major ...
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leishmaniasis

Also called kala-azar, a chronic tropical disease, particularly of the young, caused by protozoa and carried by sandflies; it causes fever, systemic disturbance, anemia, enlargement of the spleen and liver, and susceptibility to infection. It causes a chronic skin condition (oriental sore) with ulce...
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leishmaniasis

leishmaniasis (lēsh"munī'usis) , any of a group of tropical diseases caused by parasitic protozoans of the genus Leishmania. The parasites live in dogs, foxes, rodents, and humans; they are transmitted by the bites of sand flies. There they infect the very white blood cells that ...
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leishmaniasis

Any of several parasitic diseases caused by microscopic protozoans of the genus Leishmania and transmitted by sandflies. It occurs in two main forms: visceral (also called kala-azar), in which various internal organs are affected, and cutaneous, where the disease is apparent mainly in the skin. Leishmaniasis occurs in the...
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leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is a group of diseases caused by the organism Leishmania. Lesions due to Leishmania major occur at sites of the body easily bitten by the phlebotomus fly. Furuncle-like nodules appear and evolve into crusted, broadly based, nodules surrounded by an erythematous rim. Chronic ulceration can develop, with these ulcers healing with scars
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Leishmaniasis

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by protozoa of the family Trypanosomidae, called Leishmania. There are several types of lesions which all tend to occur on exposed areas as all are transmitted by the bites of the female sandfly.
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