visceral leishmaniasis

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visceral leishmaniasis

[′vis·ə·rəl ‚lēsh·mə′nī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A severe, generalized, and often fatal infection, caused by any of three pathogenic hemoflagellates of the genus Leishmania, affecting organs rich in endothelial cells; accompanied by fever, spleen and liver enlargement, anemia, leukopenia, skin pigmentation, and changes in plasma protein.
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Miltefosine (Impavido(R)) is sold for black fever and has successfully completed a Phase III trial in parasitic skin disease.
With approximately 500,000 new cases occurring annually, visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar or black fever, is the world's second most deadly parasitic disease following malaria.
Impavido(R) (Miltefosine) is sold for black fever and has successfully completed a Phase III trial in parasitic skin disease.