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 2233 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evaluation of a new set of recombinant antigens for the serological diagnosis of human and canine visceral leishmaniasis.
 

Author(s): Franklin B Magalhães, Artur L Castro Neto, Marilia B Nascimento, Wagner J T Santos, Zulma M Medeiros, Adelino S Lima Neto, Dorcas L Costa, Carlos H N Costa, Washington L C Dos Santos, Lain C Pontes de Carvalho, Geraldo G S Oliveira, Osvaldo P de Melo Neto

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Current strategies for the control of zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis (VL) rely on its efficient diagnosis in both human and canine hosts. The most promising and cost effective approach is based on serologic assays with recombinant proteins. However, no single antigen has been found ...

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2017

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Visceral leishmaniasis and HIV/AIDS in Brazil: Are we aware enough?
 

Author(s): Marcia Leite de Sousa-Gomes, Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero, Guilherme Loureiro Werneck

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The urbanization of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and the concurrent movement of the HIV infection to rural areas in Brazil are possible mechanisms associated with an increased number of Leishmania/HIV coinfected people. This study aimed to describe the clinical and epidemiological ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2017

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The terms "Leishmaniasis" returned 232 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic review of clinical trials assessing the therapeutic efficacy of visceral leishmaniasis treatments: A first step to assess the feasibility of establishing an individual patient data sharing platform.
 

Author(s): Jacob T Bush, Monique Wasunna, Fabiana Alves, Jorge Alvar, Piero L Olliaro, Michael Otieno, Carol Hopkins Sibley, Nathalie Strub Wourgaft, Philippe J Guerin

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There are an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 cases of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) annually. A variety of factors are taken into account when considering the best therapeutic options to cure a patient and reduce the risk of resistance, including geographical area, malnourishment and HIV ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2017

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Phlebotomine sand fly-borne pathogens in the Mediterranean Basin: Human leishmaniasis and phlebovirus infections.
 

Author(s): Martina Moriconi, Gianluca Rugna, Mattia Calzolari, Romeo Bellini, Alessandro Albieri, Paola Angelini, Roberto Cagarelli, Maria P Landini, Remi N Charrel, Stefania Varani

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Pathogens transmitted to humans by phlebotomine sand flies are neglected, as they cause infectious diseases that are not on the priority list of national and international public health systems. However, the infections caused by protozoa of the Leishmania genus and viruses belonging ...

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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Visceral leishmaniasis in Somalia: A review of epidemiology and access to care.
 

Author(s): Temmy Sunyoto, Julien Potet, Marleen Boelaert

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Somalia, ravaged by conflict since 1991, has areas endemic for visceral leishmaniasis (VL), a deadly parasitic disease affecting the rural poor, internally displaced, and pastoralists. Very little is known about VL burden in Somalia, where the protracted crisis hampers access to health ...

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2017

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Predicting Visceral Leishmaniasis in HIV Infected Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Leishmaniasis, Visceral

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2017

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Last Updated: 22 May 2016

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis

 

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2017

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