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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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New World cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), endemic in some parts of the Americas, is caused by Leishmania viannia and Leishmania mexicana species complexes.
Effect of a methylenedioxy-flavonoid isolated from Iresine diffusa on the cellular viability of Leishmania mexicana and the intracellular homeostasis of [Ca.sup.2+]
Galindo-Sevilla et al., "Low serum levels of dehydroepiandrosterone and cortisol in human diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania mexicana," Am J Trop Med Hyg, vol.
This species is not anthropophilic but has been associated with the transmission of Leishmania mexicana to Neotoma rodents in Texas (Young & Duncan 1994).
Reactive oxygen species-mediated immunity against Leishmania mexicana and Serratia marcescens in the sand phlebotomine fly Lutzomyia longipalpis.
Morel, "Inhibition of growth of Leishmania mexicana mexicana by Leishmania mexicana amazonensis during "in vitro" co-cultivation," Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol.
Barrett, "Resistance to pentamidine in Leishmania mexicana involves exclusion of the drug from the mitochondrion," Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, vol.
Phosphoglycan repeat-deficient Leishmania mexicana parasites remain infectious to macrophages and mice.
until 2003, when it tested positive for Leishmania mexicana. This creates a possible link to the Neotoma floridana.