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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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.
Clinical manifestations and genetic variation of Leishmania infantum and Leishmania tropica in Southern Turkey.
Unresponsiveness to glucantime treatment in Iranian cutaneous leishmaniasis due to drug-resistant Leishmania tropica parasites.
Humans are naturally infected by the bite of female sand flies from vertebrate animals in the form of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) with the exception of Leishmania tropica which is often known as an anthroponotic transmissible disease from humans to vertebrate animals.
Genetic diversity of Leishmania tropica strains isolated from clinical forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis in rural districts of Herat province, Western Afghanistan, based on ITS1-rDNA.
Leishmania tropica and also leishmania major is endemic in this region and its prevalence is not age dependent2,3.
Hajjaran, "Molecular evaluation of a case of visceral leishmaniasis due to leishmania tropica in Southwestern Iran," Iranian Journal of Parasitology, vol.
Mohebali, "A new focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica," Saudi Medical Journal, vol.
Leishmania tropica in the black rat (Rattusrattus): persistence and transmission from asymptomatic host to sand fly vector Phlebotomus sergenti.
Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is usually due to Leishmania tropica (L.
Briefly, Leishmania tropica was cultured in Medium 199 (M199) medium supplemented with fetal bovine serum, penicillin, streptomycin and HEPES buffer.
Besides that, they report the occurrence of Leishmania tropica in Jordan, which could be a new epidemiological concern related to the Syrian crisis.