Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis is caused by various species of the genus Leishmania. Among the manifestations include cutaneous and mucocutaneous syndromes and those of the mucous membranes. Cutaneous leishmaniasis cause painless chronic skin lesions of nodes small to large ulcers that can persist for months and years eventually heal, however. Mucosal leishmaniasis affect the nasopharyngeal tissues and can lead to extensive mutilation of the nose and palate. Visceral leishmaniasis leads to irregular fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia and a polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia with a high mortality rate in untreated patients. The diagnosis is made by the detection of parasites in smears or cultures and propagated by PCR-based assays in reference centers. Serological tests can be helpful in the diagnosis of visceral, but not cutaneous leishmaniasis. The treatment is done visceral leishmaniasis with liposomal amphotericin B. The alternatives include amphotericin B deoxycholate, pentavalent antimony components (Natriumstiboglukonat, meglumine antimonate) and miltefosine. A variety of topical and systemic treatments of cutaneous leishmaniasis, depending on the species and causing the clinical manifestations is available.

Leishmaniasis is caused by various species of the genus Leishmania. Among the manifestations include cutaneous and mucocutaneous syndromes and those of the mucous membranes. Cutaneous leishmaniasis cause painless chronic skin lesions of nodes small to large ulcers that can persist for months and years eventually heal, however. Mucosal leishmaniasis affect the nasopharyngeal tissues and can lead to extensive mutilation of the nose and palate. Visceral leishmaniasis leads to irregular fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia and a polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia with a high mortality rate in untreated patients. The diagnosis is made by the detection of parasites in smears or cultures and propagated by PCR-based assays in reference centers. Serological tests can be helpful in the diagnosis of visceral, but not cutaneous leishmaniasis. The treatment is done visceral leishmaniasis with liposomal amphotericin B. The alternatives include amphotericin B deoxycholate, pentavalent antimony components (Natriumstiboglukonat, meglumine antimonate) and miltefosine. A variety of topical and systemic treatments of cutaneous leishmaniasis, depending on the species and causing the clinical manifestations is available. Etiology Leishmaniasis occurs in isolated areas worldwide. Human infections are caused by Leishmania sp 20, which are morphologically indistinguishable, but can be differentiated by laboratory analysis. Leishmania promastigotes are transmitted by sand flies (Phlebotomus sp, Lutzomyia sp) in vertebrate hosts. The vector sand flies infected during a blood meal in humans or animals. Animal reservoirs vary by Leishmania sp and geographical space. They include such. As dogs, other canids, rodents and other animals. In the Indian subcontinent, people are the reservoir for L. donovani. The infection is rarely, congenital and sexually transmitted through a blood transfusion, needles shared. Pathophysiology After inoculation by a sand fly the promastigotes of host macrophages phagocytosed. In these cells, they transform into amastigotes. Life cycle of Leishmania. Picture of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Image Library. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/leishmania_life_cycle_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/leishmania_life_cycle_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ life cycle of Leishmania ‘description:’. u003cdiv class = “list ” u003e u003cul data-mmanualobjecttype = “”list “” class = “”nobulleted “” u003e u003cli u003e u003Ca id = “”v1015911_de “” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003e1. Leishmaniasis is transmitted by the bite of infected female Phlebotomus sandflies. During a blood meal

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