Leishmania braziliensis and Leishmania mexicana

Leishmania braziliensis and Leishmania mexicana ETYMOLOGY: Named for the location in New World tropics SYNONYMS: Leishmania tropica var. americana Laveran & Nattan-Larrier, 1912. HISTORY: Spanish explorers soon discovered after conquest that in areas of the Andes...

Leishmania tropica

Leishmania tropica (Wright, 1903) Lühe, 1906 ETYMOLOGY: Named for the tropics SYNONYMS:Helicosoma tropica Wright, 1903; Herpetomonas tropica Patton, 1912; Herpetomonas furunculosa (Wright, 1903) Patton, 1922. HISTORY: The first person to describe the organism was...

Leishmania donovani

Leishmania donovani (Laveran & Mesnil, 1903) Ross, 1903 (Figures 1-36 and 1-37) ETYMOLOGY: This parasite is named after William Leishman who discovered the organisms in spleen smears and Charles Donovan who found the organisms in a splenic puncture biopsy....

LEISHMANIASIS

LEISHMANIASIS The different species of Leishmania are continuously in a state of flux due to the lack of easy means of differentiating species. Basically, there are three major groups of organisms: those which cause visceral disease, those which cause cutaneous...


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