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Leishmaniasis, Visceral MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Leishmaniasis, Visceral
Tree Number(s)
C01.610.752.300.500.510
C01.920.813.510
Unique ID
D007898
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007898
Annotation
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.
Entry Term(s)
Black Fever
Kala-Azar
NLM Classification #
WC 715
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/10
Leishmaniasis, Visceral Preferred
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