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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Multilocus characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Leishmania siamensis isolated from autochthonous visceral leishmaniasis cases, southern Thailand.
Visceral leishmaniasis in a dog: clinical, hematological and pathological observations.
Immunochromatographic strip test for detection of antiK39 immunoglobulin G antibodies for diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis.
Environmental modelling of visceral leishmaniasis by susceptibility-mapping using neural networks: a case study in north-western Iran.
Kinetoplastid membrane protein-11 DNA vaccination induces complete protection against both pentavalent antimonial-sensitive and -resistant strains of Leishmania donovani that correlates with inducible nitric oxide synthase activity and IL-4 generation: evidence for mixed Th1- and Th2-Iike responses in Visceral Leishmaniasis.
Amphotericin B deoxycholate treatment of visceral leishmaniasis with newer modes of administration and precautions: a study of 938 cases.
Investigation of asymptomatic visceral leishmaniasis cases using western blot in an endemic area in Turkey.
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala- azar, is a protozoal parasitic disease caused by Leishmania donovani complex, and transmitted to man by the bite of infected female sandfly Phlebotomus spp.
DISSCUSSION: Common clinical manifestations of visceral leishmaniasis are fever (99%), splenomegaly (99%), anaemia (96%), hepatomegaly (86%), distension of abdomen (47%), bleeding diathesis (14%) and pancytopenia.
Visceral leishmaniasis or kala-azar caused by Leishmania donovani is a well-known endemic disease in the eastern part of India.