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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The terms "Leishmaniasis" returned 1830 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Images in clinical medicine. Cutaneous leishmaniasis with a paronychia-like lesion.
 

Author(s): Hend Chaabane, Hamida Turki

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Oct;371(18):1736.

 

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2014

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis in an immigrant Saudi worker: a case report.
 

Author(s): Hafizur Rahman, Mohammad A Razzak, Bikash C Chanda, Khondaker R H Bhaskar, Dinesh Mondal

Journal: J Health Popul Nutr. 2014 Jun;32(2):372-6.

 

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), an uncommon disorder in South-East Asia, including Bangladesh, often presents as granulomatous plaque on the exposed areas, with a high index of suspicion required for diagnosis. Here we report the first imported case of CL caused by Leishmania tropica ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2014

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Resolution of cutaneous leishmaniasis after acute eczema due to intralesional meglumine antimoniate.
 

Author(s): Erica de Camargo Ferreira e Vasconcellos, Maria Inês Fernandes Pimentel, Cláudia Maria Valete-Rosalino, Maria de Fátima Madeira, Armando de Oliveira Schubach

Journal: Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo. ;56(4):361-2.

 

We report a case of a 42 year-old female, who came to a leishmaniasis reference center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, presenting a cutaneous leishmaniasis lesion in the right forearm. Treatment with low-dose intramuscular meglumine antimoniate (MA) (5 mg Sb5+/kg/day) was initiated, with ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2014

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The terms "Leishmaniasis" returned 152 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Kidney involvement in leishmaniasis--a review.
 

Author(s): Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior, Elvino José Guardão Barros, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;18(4):434-40.

 

Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania transmitted by insects of the genus Lutzomyia sp. or Phlebotomus sp. The main syndromes are cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) and post-kala-azar ...

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2014

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The current status of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Morocco.
 

Author(s): Zineb Tlamçani, Mohammed Er-Rami

Journal: Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2014 ;38(1):5-8.

 

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a public health problem on a global level because it affects the population of 88 countries. In Morocco, it is widely distributed, caused by Leishmania tropica, Leishmania major and Leishmania infantum rarely. The geographical distribution of different ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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Treatment of American tegumentary leishmaniasis in special populations: a summary of evidence.
 

Author(s): Juliana Saboia Fontenele e Silva, Tais Freire Galvao, Maurício Gomes Pereira, Marcus Tolentino Silva

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;46(6):669-77.

 

We aimed to assess and synthesize the information available in the literature regarding the treatment of American tegumentary leishmaniasis in special populations. We searched MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE, LILACS, SciELO, Scopus, Cochrane Library and mRCT databases to identify clinical ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014

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Clinical Trial of Miltefosine to Treat Mucosal Leishmaniasis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leishmaniasis; Leishmaniasis, Mucocutaneous

 

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2011

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Low Antimonial Dosage in American Mucosal Leishmaniasis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Mucosal Leishmaniasis; Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis

 

Last Updated: 26 Mar 2012

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Miltefosine to Treat Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leishmaniasis, Mucocutaneous; Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2011

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