visceral leishmaniasis

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Related to visceral leishmaniasis: cutaneous leishmaniasis, Leishmania donovani
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Noun1.visceral leishmaniasis - leishmaniasis of the visceravisceral leishmaniasis - leishmaniasis of the viscera  
kala azar, leishmaniasis, leishmaniosis - sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
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Failure of miltefosine treatment for visceral leishmaniasis in children and men in South-East Asia.
Lutzomyia longipalpis and the eco-epidemiology of American visceral leishmaniasis, with particular reference to Brazil--a review.
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a zoonosis in the Mediterranean basin which is very difficult to treat both humans and dogs.
If left untreated, visceral leishmaniasis is nearly always fatal.
Other infectious etiologies entertained were HIV, scrub typhus rickettsia, and visceral leishmaniasis (given the patient lived in an endemic area).
The available options for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis are associated with severe problems like adverse effect, low efficacy, long treatment period and the development of resistance (17,18).
Responsible for tens of thousands of deaths around the world every year, visceral leishmaniasis holds the unfortunate distinction of being the second leading cause of death by parasitic infection, after malaria.
Visceral leishmaniasis is of great epidemiological importance in Alagoas, which can be seen in a published study where an epidemiological profile demonstrates the cases of lethality related to VL in Alagoas (Reis et al., 2017).
Trial of oral miltefosine for visceral leishmaniasis. Lancet.
We have read with great interest the case report entitled "Visceral Leishmaniasis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing treatment with methotrexate: Case report and review of the literature" by Trigkidis et al.
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a protozoal disease that infects the reticuloendothelial system and can cause death, if left untreated.