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  • cases
  • The Authors have analysed the histopathological alterations observed in 162 cases of Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis from Três Braços, Bahia, of whom 131 (80,9%) had purely cutaneous lesions and 31 (19,1%) had only mucosal lesions. (scielo.br)

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  • sandflies
  • The leishmaniases, an infectious disease endemic in tropical, Asian, and southern European countries, is caused by obligate intramacrophage protozoa and is transmitted through the bite of infected female sandflies. (hindawi.com)
  • Her research especially covers the development of diagnostic tests and attenuated vaccines, and the study of drug resistance and immune responses in patients suffering from Leishmaniasis, a disease spread by the bite of certain types of sandflies that kills between 20 000 - 50 000 people each year. (wikipedia.org)
  • endemic areas
  • Physicians in the United States must be alert to the diagnosis of leishmaniasis in travelers returning from endemic areas. (aafp.org)
  • Traditionally thought of as a disease only found near the Mediterranean basin, 2008 research claims new findings are evidence that canine leishmaniasis is currently expanding in continental climate areas of northwestern Italy, far from the recognized disease-endemic areas along the Mediterranean coasts. (wikipedia.org)
  • World
  • In many parts of the world, leishmaniasis is frighteningly commonplace. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 12 million people are infected with leishmaniasis across 98 countries. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Chapter 16, entitled "Current Advances in Computational Strategies for Drug Discovery in Leishmaniasis", describes the scientific details of identifying drug targets and drug candidates and mentions how World Community Grid plays a role in the process. (worldcommunitygrid.org)
  • At any one time, about 20 million people throughout the world are infected with leishmaniasis. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Although the incidence of leishmaniasis is greater in the Old World than in the New World, the U.S. traveler is most likely to contract this disease in Latin America. (aafp.org)
  • parasites
  • The most common ways of diagnosing leishmaniasis are to identify amastigotes in a Wright-Giemsa-stained touch preparation or through isolation of the parasites in cultures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brazil
  • Andrade MS, Valença HF, da Silva AL, Almeida EL, de Brito ME, Brandão-Filho SP (2005) Sand fly fauna in a military training area endemic for American tegumentary leishmaniasis in the Atlantic Rain Forest region of Pernambuco, Brazil. (springer.com)
  • Araujo-Pereira T, Fuzari AA, Andrade Filho JD, Pita-Pereira D, Britto C, Brazil RP (2014) Sand fly fauna (Diptera: Psychodidae: Phlebotominae) in an area of leishmaniasis transmission in the municipality of Rio Branco, State of Acre, Brazil. (springer.com)