Leishmaniasis

Common Name(s)

Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies. There are several different forms of leishmaniasis. The most common are cutaneous and visceral. The cutaneous type causes skin sores. The visceral type affects internal organs such as the spleen, liver and bone marrow. People with this form usually have fever, weight loss, and an enlarged spleen and liver. Visceral disease can be deadly without proper treatment. Leishmaniasis is found in parts of the Middle East, Central America, South American, Asia, Africa, and southern Europe. Most of these countries are in the tropics and subtropics. It is possible but very unlikely to get this disease in the United States.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Leishmaniasis" returned 2360 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Leprosy and American cutaneous leishmaniasis coinfection.
 

Author(s): Larissa Mondadori Mercadante, Marcel Alex Soares Dos Santos, Elisangela Samartin Pegas, Bogdana Victória Kadunc

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;93(1):123-125.

 

Brazil is a country with a high prevalence of infectious diseases such as leprosy and leishmaniasis. However, coinfection of these diseases is still poorly understood. We report a case of a patient who presented with lepromatous leprosy and cutaneous-mucosal leishmaniasis at the same ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Visceral leishmaniasis in a Brazilian endemic area: an overview of occurrence, HIV coinfection and lethality.
 

Author(s): João Gabriel Guimarães Luz, Danilo Bueno Naves, Amanda Gabriela de Carvalho, Gilvani Alves Meira, João Victor Leite Dias, Cor Jesus Fernandes Fontes

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The Brazilian municipality of Rondonópolis, Mato Grosso State, represents an important visceral leishmaniasis (VL) endemic area. This study described epidemiological and clinical aspects of the occurrence, VL/HIV coinfection and lethality related to VL in Rondonópolis. Data from ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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American cutaneous leishmaniasis triggered by electrocoagulation.
 

Author(s): Sofia Sales Martins, Adriana de Oliveira Santos, Beatriz Dolabela Lima, Ciro Martins Gomes, Raimunda Nonata Ribeiro Sampaio

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(1):108-110.

 

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is usually transmitted by infected phlebotomine sand fly bites that initiate local cutaneous lesions. Few reports in the literature describe other modes of transmission. We report a case of a previously healthy 59-year-old woman who underwent electrocoagulation ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Leishmaniasis" returned 256 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Drug resistance and treatment failure in leishmaniasis: A 21st century challenge.
 

Author(s): Alicia Ponte-Sucre, Francisco Gamarro, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Michael P Barrett, Rogelio López-Vélez, Raquel García-Hernández, Andrew W Pountain, Roy Mwenechanya, Barbara Papadopoulou

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Reevaluation of treatment guidelines for Old and New World leishmaniasis is urgently needed on a global basis because treatment failure is an increasing problem. Drug resistance is a fundamental determinant of treatment failure, although other factors also contribute to this phenomenon, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent: A threat to the South-East Asia Region Kala-azar Elimination Programme.
 

Author(s): Eduard E Zijlstra, Fabiana Alves, Suman Rijal, Byron Arana, Jorge Alvar

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The South-East Asia Region Kala-azar Elimination Programme (KAEP) is expected to enter the consolidation phase in 2017, which focuses on case detection, vector control, and identifying potential sources of infection. Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is thought to play a ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cytotoxic activity in cutaneous leishmaniasis.
 

Author(s): Taís M Campos, Rúbia Costa, Sara Passos, Lucas P Carvalho

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Nov;112(11):733-740.

 

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a chronic disease caused by species of the protozoan Leishmania and characterised by the presence of ulcerated skin lesions. Both parasite and host factors affect the clinical presentation of the disease. The development of skin ulcers in CL is associated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Predicting Visceral Leishmaniasis in HIV Infected Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leishmaniasis, Visceral

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2018

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Last Updated: 11 Nov 2017

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Dedicated QT Study in Bolivian Patients Taking Impavido® (Miltefosine) for Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2018

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