\kˈɑːləɹ ˈazɑː], \kˈɑːləɹ ˈazɑː], \k_ˈɑː_l_ə_ɹ ˈa_z_ɑː]\
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leishmaniasis of the viscera
sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
By Princeton University
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.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Tropical splenomegaly, Dumdum fever; a chronic, usually fatal disease occurring in India, Assam, and other parts of tropical Asia, characterized by an irregular fever, enlargement of the spleen, hemorrhages, dropsy, and extreme emaciation. The cause is a protozoan parasite, the Leishman Donovan body, or Leishmania donovani, present in the spleen, liver, and other parts of the body.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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