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 2459 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of chaotropes in Chagas disease and leishmaniasis cross-reacting serology assays for epidemiological surveys.
 

Author(s): Anderson Pacheco Dos Santos, Maria Esther de Carvalho, Luciana Regina Meirelles, Heitor Franco de Andrade Junior

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(5):665-669.

 

Serological cross-reactivity between leishmaniasis and Chagas disease, especially at low titers, leads to difficulties of the seroepidemiological interpretation.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Demographic and clinical characterization of human visceral leishmaniasis in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil between 2006 and 2015.
 

Author(s): Jaqueline Maria Dos Santos Sousa, Walter Massa Ramalho, Marcia Almeida de Melo

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;51(5):622-630.

 

Human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL) primarily occurs in regions that present socioeconomic, health, and environmental vulnerability. In Pernambuco, Brazil, this neglected zoonosis has expanded in magnitude as well as geographically, and efforts to manage HVL have been insufficient ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Concomitant T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia and visceral leishmaniasis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Hongyan Liao, Yongmei Jin, Jiang Yu, Nenggang Jiang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Sep;97(38):e12410.

 

T-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia (T-PLL) is a rare aggressive lymphoid disease featured by a significant increased lymphocyte count and obvious hepatosplenomegaly with poor prognosis. The concomitant presentation of T-PLL and visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has not previously been reported.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Leishmaniasis" returned 262 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

New insights into leishmaniasis in the immunosuppressed.
 

Author(s): Hannah Akuffo, Carlos Costa, Johan van Griensven, Sakib Burza, Javier Moreno, Mercè Herrero

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Immunosuppression contributes significantly to the caseload of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). HIV coinfection, solid organ transplantation, malnutrition, and helminth infections are the most important immunosuppression-related factors. This review briefly describes the challenges of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Real-time PCR applications for diagnosis of leishmaniasis.
 

Author(s): Luca Galluzzi, Marcello Ceccarelli, Aurora Diotallevi, Michele Menotta, Mauro Magnani

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Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease caused by many Leishmania species, which can infect both humans and other mammals. Leishmaniasis is a complex disease, with heterogeneous clinical manifestations ranging from asymptomatic infections to lesions at cutaneous sites (cutaneous leishmaniasis), ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Human leishmaniasis in Brazil: A general review.
 

Author(s): Laís Anversa, Monique Gomes Salles Tiburcio, Virgínia Bodelão Richini-Pereira, Luis Eduardo Ramirez

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2018 Mar;64(3):281-289.

 

Leishmaniasis is a disease with ample clinical spectrum and epidemiological diversity and is considered a major public health problem. This article presents an overview of the transmission cycles, host-parasite interactions, clinical, histological and immunological aspects, diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Predicting Visceral Leishmaniasis in HIV Infected Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leishmaniasis, Visceral

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 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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