leishmaniasis

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Related to tegumentary leishmaniasis: mucocutaneous leishmaniasis

leish·man·i·a·sis

 (lēsh′mə-nī′ə-sĭs)
n.
1. An infection caused by any of the flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania, transmitted to humans and animals by bloodsucking sandflies.
2. A disease, such as kala-azar or either of two clinically distinct ulcerative skin diseases, caused by flagellate protozoans of the genus Leishmania.

[New Latin Leishmania, genus of protozoans (after Sir William Boog Leishman (1865-1926), British medical officer) + -iasis.]

leishmaniasis

(ˌliːʃməˈnaɪəsɪs) or

leishmaniosis

n
(Pathology) any disease, such as kala-azar, caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania

leish•man•i•a•sis

(ˌliʃ məˈnaɪ ə sɪs, ˌlaɪʃ-)

also leish•man•i•o•sis

(-mæn iˈoʊ sɪs, -meɪ ni-)

n.
any infection caused by a parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Leishmania.
Compare kala-azar.
[1910–15; < New Latin Leishmani(a), after William Boog Leishman (1865–1926), Scottish bacteriologist (see -ia) + -asis]

leishmaniasis

Infestation, especially of the liver and spleen, by parasitic protozoa transmitted by sandfly bites.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leishmaniasis - sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
protozoal infection - any infection caused by a protozoan
Assam fever, dumdum fever, kala-azar, visceral leishmaniasis - leishmaniasis of the viscera
Aleppo boil, cutaneous leishmaniasis, Delhi boil, Old World leishmaniasis, oriental sore, tropical sore - leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions
American leishmaniasis, leishmaniasis americana, mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, nasopharyngeal leishmaniasis, New World leishmaniasis - a form of leishmaniasis endemic in Mexico and Central American and South America; sores are limited to the skin and mucosa
Translations

leishmaniasis

n leishmaniasis f; cutaneous — leishmaniasis cutánea; mucocutaneous — leishmaniasis mucocutánea, espundia; visceral — leishmaniasis visceral
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Restricted outbreak of American tegumentary leishmaniasis with high microfocal transmission.
Differences in geographic distribution of distinct clinical forms of American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) have long been recognized in Andean countries in South America.
Tegumentary leishmaniasis is another high-incidence disease in the region.