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

Latin (Finland)

Kala-azar
URI
http://www.yso.fi/onto/mesh/D007898
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