Leishmania

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leishmania

(liːʃˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Microbiology) any parasitic flagellate protozoan of the genus Leishmania: infects humans and animals and causes diseases ranging from skin lesions to potentially fatal organ damage
[C20: New Latin, named after Sir W.B. Leishman (1865–1926), Scottish bacteriologist]
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Noun1.Leishmania - flagellate protozoan that causes leishmaniasis
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
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Epidemiology of American cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis.
Mixed infection of Leishmania infantum and Leishmania braziliensis in rodents from endemic urban area of the New World.
Queiroz et al., "Tr-1-like [CD4.sup.+]CD25-CD127-/lowFOXP3- cells are the main source of interleukin 10 in patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania braziliensis," The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
Histopatologia da leishmaniose tegumentar por Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis.
A calcium pump in plasma membrane vesicles from Leishmania braziliensis. Biochim Biophys Acta 1990; 1027: 79-84.
Leishmaniosis disseminated by Leishmania braziliensis in a mare (Equus cabalus) immunotherapy and chemotherapy assays.
Guimaraes et al., "Miltefosine in the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania braziliensis in Brazil: a randomized and controlled trial," PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol.
The search of the lowest homology with genomic sequences from Leishmania braziliensis, Leishmania amazonensis, Leishmania guyanensis, Trypanosoma cruzi, Plasmodium vivax, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis for selection and design of the probe was performed in the BLAST program (National Center for Biotechnology Information website), using the database nucleotides and MegaBlast option.
Schriefer et al., "Frequency of infection of Lutzomyia phlebotomines with Leishmania braziliensis in a Brazilian endemic area as assessed by pinpoint capture and polymerase chain reaction," Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol.
Detection of Leishmania braziliensis DNA in American tegumentary leishmaniasis patients.

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