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|Abstract:||<i>Leishmania</i> spp. are intracellular parasitic haemoflagellates that infect macrophages of the skin and viscera to produce disease in their vertebrate hosts. Three major clinical manifestations of <i>leishmaniasis</i> are recognized: visceral, cutaneous and muco- cutaneous <i>leishmaniasis</i>. The disease usually presents as fever, weight loss and hepato-splenomegaly with biochemical abnormalities of hyper-<i> </i>-globulinemia and pancytopenia. It has received increasing attention in developed countries because of the growing number of cases seen in AIDS patients and the occurrence of viescerotropic <i>L. tropica</i> disease among Persian Gulf war participants.|
|ISSN:||0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||NPR Vol.3(3) [May-June 2004]|
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