Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis

(Science: infectious disease) Caused by protozoan parasites of the genus leishmania. The parasite lives intracellularly in macrophages. Various forms of the disease are known, depending upon the species of parasite: in particular visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar) and muco cutaneous leishmaniasis.


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