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Disease Leishmaniasis, Visceral

Name Leishmaniasis, Visceral
Synonyms Black Fever | Fever, Black | Kala Azar | Kala-Azar | KALA-AZAR, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 1 | KAZA1 | LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL, SUSCEPTIBILITY TO, 1 | Visceral Leishmaniasis
Definition A chronic disease caused by LEISHMANIA DONOVANI and transmitted by the bite of several sandflies of the genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia. It is commonly characterized by fever, chills, vomiting, anemia, hepatosplenomegaly, leukopenia, hypergammaglobulinemia, emaciation, and an earth-gray color of the skin. The disease is classified into three main types according to geographic distribution: Indian, Mediterranean (or infantile), and African.
Categories Parasitic disease
MeSH® ID D007898
OMIM® ID 608207
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DiseasesParasitic Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Protozoan Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Euglenozoa Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Leishmaniasis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Leishmaniasis, Visceral Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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