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Leishmaniasis

ORPHA507
Synonym(s) -
Prevalence >1 / 1000
Inheritance Not applicable
Age of onset All ages
ICD-10
  • B55.0
  • B55.1
  • B55.2
  • B55.9
OMIM
UMLS
  • C0023281
MeSH
  • D007896
MedDRA
  • 10024198

Summary

Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by different species of the genus Leishmania, transmitted through the bite of hematophagous female phlebotomine sand flies. The clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic to clinically overt disease which can remain localized to the skin or disseminate to the upper oral and respiratory mucous membranes or throughout the reticulo-endothelial system. Three main clinical syndromes have been described: visceral (or Kala-Azar), cutaneous and mucosal or mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.


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Clinical practice guidelines
  • DE (2012)
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