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Descriptor English: Leishmania
Descriptor Spanish: Leishmania
Descriptor Portuguese: Leishmania
Descriptor French: Leishmania
Entry term(s): Leishmania (Leishmania)
Leishmania (Viannia)
Leishmania leishmania
Leishmania leishmanias
Leishmania viannia
Leishmania viannias
Leishmanias
Leishmanias (Leishmania)
Leishmanias (Viannia)
leishmanias, Leishmania
viannias, Leishmania
Tree number(s): B01.268.475.868.488
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007891
Scope note: A genus of flagellate protozoa comprising several species that are pathogenic for humans. Organisms of this genus have an amastigote and a promastigote stage in their life cycles. As a result of enzymatic studies this single genus has been divided into two subgenera: Leishmania leishmania and Leishmania viannia. Species within the Leishmania leishmania subgenus include: L. aethiopica, L. arabica, L. donovani, L. enrietti, L. gerbilli, L. hertigi, L. infantum, L. major, L. mexicana, and L. tropica. The following species are those that compose the Leishmania viannia subgenus: L. braziliensis, L. guyanensis, L. lainsoni, L. naiffi, and L. shawi.
Annotation: infection = LEISHMANIASIS or its specifics; coordinate with specific protozoan terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc) if pertinent; a virus infecting Leishmania is named LEISHMANIAVIRUS: see note there
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Leishmaniavirus MeSH
DeCS ID: 8072
Unique ID: D007891
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/28
Leishmania - Preferred
Concept UI M0012321
Scope note A genus of flagellate protozoa comprising several species that are pathogenic for humans. Organisms of this genus have an amastigote and a promastigote stage in their life cycles. As a result of enzymatic studies this single genus has been divided into two subgenera: Leishmania leishmania and Leishmania viannia. Species within the Leishmania leishmania subgenus include: L. aethiopica, L. arabica, L. donovani, L. enrietti, L. gerbilli, L. hertigi, L. infantum, L. major, L. mexicana, and L. tropica. The following species are those that compose the Leishmania viannia subgenus: L. braziliensis, L. guyanensis, L. lainsoni, L. naiffi, and L. shawi.
Preferred term Leishmania
Entry term(s) Leishmanias
Leishmania viannia - Narrower
Concept UI M0012323
Preferred term Leishmania viannia
Entry term(s) Leishmania (Viannia)
Leishmania viannias
Leishmanias (Viannia)
viannias, Leishmania
Leishmania (Leishmania) - Narrower
Concept UI M0012322
Preferred term Leishmania (Leishmania)
Entry term(s) Leishmania leishmania
Leishmania leishmanias
Leishmanias (Leishmania)
leishmanias, Leishmania



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