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  Leishmaniasis - Medical Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Leishmaniasis is a disease spread by the bite of certain species of sand fly.
The symptoms of leishmaniasis are skin sores which erupt weeks to months after the person affected is bitten by sand flies.
Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis - this form produces widespread skin lesions which resemble leprosy and is particularly difficult to treat.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Leishmaniasis.html   (185 words)

  
 Leishmaniasis at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
de:Schwarzfieber Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by parasites that belong to the genus Leishmania and is transmitted by the bite of certain species of sand fly.
Leishmaniasis is present in Iraq and was contracted by a number of the troops involved in the 2003 invasion of that country and the subsequent occupation.
In the medical field, leishmaniasis is one of the famous causes of a markedly enlarged spleen (larger even than the liver).
www.wiki.tatet.com /Leishmaniasis.html   (347 words)

  
 Leishmaniasis
Leishmaniasis refers to several different illnesses caused by infection with an organism called a protozoan.
The prognosis for leishmaniasis is quite variable, and depends on the specific strain of infecting protozoan, as well as the individual patient's immune system response to infection.
In areas where leishmaniasis is very common, recommendations include clearing the land of trees and brush for at least 984 ft (300 m) around all villages, and regularly spraying the area with insecticides.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/leishmaniasis.jsp   (1730 words)

  
 Leishmaniasis - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by parasites that belong to the genus Leishmania and is transmitted by the bite of certain species of sandfly, including flies in the genus Lutzomyia in the new world and Phlebotomus in the old world.
Leishmaniasis is found in Mexico, Central America, and South America—from northern Argentina to southern Texas (not in Uruguay, Chile, or Canada), southern Europe (leishmaniasis is not common in travelers to southern Europe), Asia (not Southeast Asia), the Middle East, and Africa (particularly East and North Africa, with some cases elsewhere).
Leishmaniasis is transmitted by the bite of female phlebotomine sandflies.
www.voyager.in /Leishmaniasis   (934 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for leishmaniasis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
leishmaniasis LEISHMANIASIS [leishmaniasis], any of a group of tropical diseases caused by parasitic protozoans of the genus Leishmania.
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related visceral leishmaniasis presenting in a pleural effusion.
Fluconazole Tx for cutaneous leishmaniasis: antifungal may be side-effect-sparing alternative to treating sandfly-transmitted protozoan infection.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/07346.html   (407 words)

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