Definition of Leishmaniasis

1. Noun. Sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies.

Definition of Leishmaniasis

1. Noun. (pathology) Any of various ulcerative skin diseases caused by any of the protozoans of the genus ''Leishmania'', transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sandflies. ¹

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Definition of Leishmaniasis

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Medical Definition of Leishmaniasis

1. 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. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leishmaniasis

leishman-donovan bodies
leishmania braziliensis
leishmania donovani
leishmania enriettii
leishmania guyanensis
leishmania infantum
leishmania major
leishmania mexicana
leishmania tropica
leishmaniasis (current term)
leishmaniasis americana
leishmaniasis recidivans
leishmaniasis tegumentaria diffusa
leishmanin test

Literary usage of Leishmaniasis

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1. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1918)
"... CHAPTER XI leishmaniasis UNDER the term " leishmaniasis" at least three diseases of man ... clinical forms of leishmaniasis are specifically identical, ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"(6) Infantile Kala-Azar or Infantile leishmaniasis The Leishmania ... (c) Cutaneous leishmaniasis or Oriental Sore (leishmaniasis cutanea, Bouton d'Orient, ..."

3. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"leishmaniasis Description leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease transmitted by ... Cutaneous leishmaniasis is characterized by one or more skin sores (either ..."

4. Diseases of the Skin: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners by J. M. H. MacLeod (1921)
"Naso-oral leishmaniasis ; Breda's Disease ; American leishmaniasis. Definition : An ulcero-granulomatous condition of the skin and mucous membrane of the ..."

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