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PREFERRED TERM

Leishmaniasis, Visceral  

BROADER CONCEPT

ENTRY TERMS

  • Black Fever
  • Fever, Black
  • Kala Azar
  • Kala-Azar

NOTE

  • coordinate with NEGLECTED DISEASES if pertinent; do not confuse entry term BLACK FEVER with BLACKWATER FEVER or AMAZON BLACK FEVER see HEPATITIS D

SCOPE NOTE

  • 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.

IN OTHER LANGUAGES

  • Finnish

  • kala-azar
  • kala-azarin jälkeinen iholeishmaniaasi
  • leishmaniasis cutanea post leishmaniasim visceralem
  • leishmaniasis visceralis
  • visceral leishmanios
  • Leishmaniasis visceralis

    Latin (Finland)

  • Swedish

  • Kala-azar

URI

http://www.yso.fi/onto/mesh/D007898

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