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Diseases » Tropical diseases » Glossary
 

Glossary for Tropical diseases

  • Chagas disease: A parasitic infection caused by the protozoa Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insect bites or blood transfusions. The disease primarily involves the heart and gastrointestinal system.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Leishmaniasis: A rare infectious disease caused by any of a number of parasitic Leishmania species. Infection can cause any of three different manifestations: cutaneous leishmaniasis, mucosal leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis.
  • Malaria: A parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites.
  • Onchocercariasis:
  • Schistosomiasis: Parasitic fluke infection in developing countries
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.

 

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