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 Leishmania donovani infection in high?transmission foci in Nepal.
Visceral leishmaniasis is also called kala-azar, a Hindi term meaning "black fever." The causal agent, Leishmania donovani, was also named for physician Charles Donovan, who discovered the agent in India in 1903.
Noninvasive diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis: development and evaluation of two urine-based immunoassays for detection of Leishmania donovani infection in India.
Visceral leishmaniasis is a tropical systemic infection caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania (Leishmania donovani in Asia and Africa, Leishmania infantum in the Mediterranean, and Leishmania chagasi in South America).
In experimental Leishmania donovani infection mice model susceptibility (BALB/c) and resistant (C57BL/6J) in mice acquire via a macrophageactivating, Th1 cell-dependent mechanism governed by different interdigitating cytokines (4).
Immunization with a recombinant stage-regulated surface protein from Leishmania donovani induces protection against visceral leishmaniasis.
bicolor was found to be in vitro antiparasitic against Leishmania donovani. Plumericin (2) and isoplumericin (3), constituents of P.
Mechanism of action of miltefosine on Leishmania donovani involves the impairment of acidocalcisome function and the activation of the sphingosine-dependent plasma membrane Ca2+ channel.
At the end of 06 weeks of the treatment, direct skin smear test for Leishmania donovani bodies was performed to determine intervention efficacy.
Invasive parasitic diseases including lung infections occurred when infected by Leishmania donovani , Plasmodium falciparum , Schistosoma haematobium , Schistosoma japonicum , and Paragonimus westermani .

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