American leishmaniasis


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Related to American leishmaniasis: American mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
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Noun1.American leishmaniasis - a form of leishmaniasis endemic in Mexico and Central American and South AmericaAmerican leishmaniasis - a form of leishmaniasis endemic in Mexico and Central American and South America; sores are limited to the skin and mucosa
kala azar, leishmaniasis, leishmaniosis - sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
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Reports range from better efficacy of combination as compared to antimony alone9101213 to complete lack of response as monotherapy.14 Others have found the combination ineffective in post-kala azar dermal leishmaniasis.15 Allopurinol and meglumine antimoniate combination has been tested in American leishmaniasis but to date no large scale randomized controlled trial could be found in Old World CL as far as we have searched.
Human-to-vector-to-human transmission of parasites may also play a role in this form of American leishmaniasis. However, anthroponotic cycles are not considered to be predominant in ATL, except for a few reports suggesting that this mode of transmission may occur with L.
Lymphocyte transformation test in patients with American leishmaniasis. Dermatologica 1985;170:22-6.

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