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(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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Self-healing sores of Leishmania major heal within 3-9 month, where as in case of Leishmania tropica infection heal within 6-15 months.1 Pentavalent antimony compounds are considered as gold standard in the treatment of Leishmaniasis.
Leishmania major is one of the leading-off agents causing rural, zoonotic and vector-borne disease and the digenetic form of Leishmania life cycle is completed in different species of wild rodents and phlebotomine sandflies as reservoir hosts and vectors respectively in many geographical locations where it occurs.
Leishmania tropica and also leishmania major is endemic in this region and its prevalence is not age dependent2,3.
The use of BT, ICAM-l, ORFF, and Amastin Leishmania antigens as a prophylactic DNA vaccine constitute a novel approach for the prevention of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by Leishmania major using Leishmania mexicana antigens.
Sacks, "[CD4.sup.+][CD25.sup.+] regulatory T cells control Leishmania major persistence and immunity," Nature, vol.
The kinetoplast-specific amplicon size appeared nearest to that of Leishmania major, which is not considered an agent of visceral leishmaniasis among humans.
The role of interleukin (IL)-10 in the persistence of Leishmania major in the skin after healing and the therapeutic potential of anti-IL-10 receptor antibody for sterile cure.
Using normal physiological saline in modified NNN biphasic medium Leishmania major were grown.
Safaiyan et al., "In silico analysis of six known Leishmania major antigens and in vitro evaluation of specific epitopes eliciting HLA-A2 restricted CD8 T cell response," PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol.

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