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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Validation of the rapid immunochromatographic test IT-LEISH[R] for the diagnosis of human visceral leishmaniasis. Epidemiol Serv Saude.
Canine visceral leishmaniasis: Relationships between oxidative stress, liver and kidney variables, trace elements, and clinical status.
(4) Visceral leishmaniasis in canines has been associated with systemic vasculitis, (5) and cryoglobulinemic vasculitis has been reported in humans with visceral leishmaniasis.
In the present study, author(s) interested in evaluating a new prophylactic and therapeutic strategy with recombinant cytokine(s) for better treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. Change in body weight during the course of treatment has been recognised as a relevant determinant for clinical outcome of the infection with leishmaniasis (22,26).
Visceral leishmaniasis can be successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B.
Bone marrow aspiration cytology (trephine biopsy) was done for confirmation, which revealed Leishman Donovan (LD) bodies in macrophages, diagnostic Visceral Leishmaniasis (Figure 1 with detailed report).
Mohebali, "Visceral leishmaniasis in Iran: review of the epidemiological and clinical features," Iranian Journal of Parasitology, vol.
Anti-iL-10 mAb protection against experimental visceral leishmaniasis via induction of Th1 cytokines and nitric oxide.