Tag: Visceral Leishmaniasis

What is the deal with Visceral Leishmaniasis?

Visceral leishmaniasis is a protozoan disease caused by the Leishmania donovani complex, which is transmitted by sand flies in the genus phlebotomus in the old world and Lutzomyia in the new world (1). Leishmaniasis tends to be an intracellular organism, infecting macrophages and the reticuloendothelial system, leading to severe bone marrow suppression and splenomegaly. The

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