Old world leishmaniasis
Old World leishmaniasis --> cutaneous leishmaniasis
infection with promastigotes (leptomonads) of leishmania tropica and of leishmaniasis major inoculated into the skin by the bite of an infected sandfly, phlebotomus (commonly P. Papatasi); it is endemic in parts of asia minor, northern Africa, and india, and is known by innumerable names, each indicating its locality (e.g., Aleppo, Baghdad, Delhi, or Jericho boil; aden ulcer; biskra button); the ulcer begins as a papule that enlarges to a nodule and then breaks down into an ulcer. Two distinctive clinical and epidemiological diseases are recognised, the more common and widespread zoonotic rural disease with a moist acute form, caused by L. Major, with reservoir rodent hosts; and an urban, anthroponotic, dry, chronic form of leishmaniasis caused by leishmaniasis tropica, without a reservoir host, and now largely controlled.
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... would protect against one of the major causes of bacterial diarrhea world wide. • Researched automatic classification and tracking with assignment ... E. coli, gonorrhea, and influenza. • Initiated two separate studies of leishmaniasis, one epidemiological investigation of possible domestic transmission ...
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