protozoal infection


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Noun1.protozoal infection - any infection caused by a protozoan
malaria - an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
amebiasis, amebiosis, amoebiasis, amoebiosis - infection by a disease-causing ameba
giardiasis - infection of the intestines with protozoa found in contaminated food and water; characterized by diarrhea and nausea and flatulence and abdominal discomfort
kala azar, leishmaniasis, leishmaniosis - sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
trichomoniasis - infection of the vagina
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Table 1: Prevalence of helminthic and protozoal infection (n=101) Parasite Prevalence (%) Giardia lamblia 5 (4.
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), known as African sleeping sickness, is a protozoal infection, the West African form of which is caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense.
It should be kept in mind that, in regions with poor sanitation (such as in Pakistan), protozoal infection is fairly common and can cause dysentery that will not respond to antibiotics and will require treatment with anti-protozoal drugs.
Mostly, treatment of this protozoal infection is not attempted because complete cure is not achieved and its asymptomatic or non-pathogenic nature, but in this outbreak, treatment was attempted due to fatal nature of infection.
This protozoal infection has an especially high prevalence in subtropical and tropical countries where poor socioeconomic and sanitary conditions predominate, while in resource-rich nations infections may be seen in travelers to and emigrants from endemic areas [2-5].
The drug is indicated for the treatment of infections in the respiratory tract, skin and soft tissue, leprosy, infections due to Mycobacterium avium, protozoal infection and for eradication of Helicobater pylori associated with peptic ulcer.
Leishmaniasis is a protozoal infection transmitted by the bite of a female sandfly which transmits the causative organism Leishmania.
Acanthamoeba is the commonest protozoal infection of the cornea and together with Pseudomonas species is commonly associated with keratitis from contact lens wear.
Leishmaniasis is a protozoal infection in OIF/OEF soldiers caused by the bite of an infected sand fly.
Trichomoniasis is a common protozoal infection in Nigeria.
Sadly, in the course of the 2005 breeding season, Kingmambo was stricken with the triple whammy of a protozoal infection, a leg injury and an arthritic condition, as a result of which he covered only 37 mares.
It received priority review from the FDA for treating Giardia, the most prevalent intestinal protozoal infection in the United States.