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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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En el intestino del insecto, las leishmanias desarrollan una compleja serie de transformaciones morfologicas y funcionales.
Based on clinical and histological picture of chronic ulcerated dermatitis associated with leishmanias, the diagnosis of disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis was established, the treatment with meglumine antimoniate 20mg/kg/day was started, and administered for 30 days.
Asimismo, por deleciones se han desarrollado leishmanias knock-out para los genes A2 rel, SIR2 y Hsp70-II y para genes de proteinas esenciales como: cisteina-proteinasa, transportador de bioterina, complejo citocromo C oxidasa, proteina parecida a ubiquitina, proteina que convierte el precursor Ufm1 a su forma conjugada y proteina p27 especifica de amastigotos (26, 54, 56-63).
Leishmania donovani suppresses macrophage expression of class I and class II major histocompatibility complex gene products.
Leishmania tropica a causative agent of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is transmitted from person-to-person through Phlebotomus (Paraphlebotomus) sergenti in urban settings (5).
1,2) The clinical spectrum of the disease manifestation in Iran includes CL, localized Leishmania lymphadenitis, diffuse multiorgan involvement (kala azar), and, rarely, mucosal leishmaniasis.
MOHMAND AGENCY -- Dozens of children were reported seriously affected by Leishmania disease here in the remote areas of Tehsil Safi, Tehsil Prang Ghar and Halimzai Tehsil.
We investigated for hematologic malignancy by bone marrow aspiration; Leishmania amastigotes were visible.
1) It is an emerging zoonotic disease caused by obligate intracellular parasites of the genus Leishmania which are transmitted by Phlebotomine sand flies.
The tested extract showed noteworthy inhibition (concentration - dependant) of Leishmania promastigotes.
Leishmaniasis is caused by infection with Leishmania parasites and is spread by the bite of sandflies.