Definition of Kala azar
1. Noun. Sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies.
Generic synonyms: Protozoal Infection
Specialized synonyms: Assam Fever, Dumdum Fever, Kala-azar, Visceral Leishmaniasis, Aleppo Boil, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Delhi Boil, Old World Leishmaniasis, Oriental Sore, Tropical Sore, American Leishmaniasis, Leishmaniasis Americana, Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis, Nasopharyngeal Leishmaniasis, New World Leishmaniasis
Medical Definition of Kala azar
1. A chronic and sometimes fatal bacterial disease caused by the bacterium Leishmania donovani (a haemoflagellate). It is transmitted by sandflies in parts of Asia, Africa and South America. It particularly causes fever, enlargement of the liver and spleen, involves the bone marrow and lymph nodes, and causes fatigue and secondary infections. Synonym: visceral leishmaniasis. Origin: Hindi for black fever. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Kala Azar
Literary usage of Kala azar
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"There is more than a suspicion that it is concerned in relapsing fever, in kala-azar, and it has been accused of carrying the bacteria of tuberculosis, ..."
2. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1918)
"Oriental sore and kala-azar.—If the parasite of oriental sore be specifically identical with that of kala-azar, it must somehow have been deprived of its ..."
3. Pathogenic Micro-organisms: Including Bacteria and Protozoa; a Practical by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams (1905)
"Kala-azar. CERTAIN fevers of severe malarial-like types known in ... kala-azar) have recently been shown to be due to the same cause by the finding of ..."
4. Civilian Devastation: Abuses by All Parties in the War in Southern Sudan by Jemera Rone, John Prendergast, Karen Sorensen (1994)
"In western Upper Nile, the largely Dinka population was stricken by an epidemic of kala azar disease (visceral Leishmaniasis) some years ago. ..."
5. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"The important thing is to think of the possibility of kala-azar. (6) Infantile Kala-Azar or Infantile Leishmaniasis The Leishmania ..."
6. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"(i) "Indian " Kala-azar due to Leishmania donovani. Indian kala-azar due to Leishmania donovani is a very fatal disease with a rate of mortality ..."
7. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"It contains large numbers of parasites in the endothelial cells. Cirrhosis may be present. Infantile Kala-azar In 1905 Pianese found in the spleens ..."