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New World Leishmaniasis

Parasitology

Protozoa

  1. Ralph Lainson OBE FRS AFTWAS BSc PhD DSc1,
  2. Jeffrey J. Shaw OBE DSc Phd DAP&E2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0182

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Lainson, R. and Shaw, J. J. 2010. New World Leishmaniasis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Instituto Evandro Chagas, Department of Parasitology, Belém, Pará, Brazil

  2. 2

    Sao Paulo University, Parasitology Department, Biomedical Sciences Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Classification of the Recognized Neotropical Leishmania Species
  • 3
    Genetics
  • 4
    Clinical Features
  • 5
    Prevention and Control
  • 6
    Treatment
  • 7
    Vaccination
  • 8
    Concluding Remarks
  • 9
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • New World leishmaniasis;
  • neotropical cutaneous leishmaniasis (NCL)-seeming to be of great antiquity;
  • cutaneous leishmaniasis-widespread in Latin America;
  • NCL, a zoonosis-causative parasites, primarily those of wild animals;
  • anergic diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (ADCL) and American visceral leishmaniasis (AVL);
  • neotropical Leishmania species-as recorded in humans and resultant pathologies;
  • Leishmania-like parasites of uncertain taxonomic position;
  • cutaneous and mucosal leishmaniasis