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Introduction: Kala-azar

Description of Kala-azar

Kala-azar (medical condition): A rare infectious disease caused by any of a number...more »

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  »Introduction: Leishmaniasis
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  »Treatments for Leishmaniasis

Kala-azar: A tropical disease caused by a protozoan organism and transmitted to humans through sand fly bites. Also called Assam fever, black fever, dumdum fever, ponos or visceral leishmaniasis.

Kala-azar: leishmaniasis of the viscera.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Kala-azar: A chronic disease caused by LEISHMANIA DONOVANI and transmitted by the bite of several sandflies of the genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia. It is commonly characterized by fever, chills, vomiting, anemia, hepatosplenomegaly, leukopenia, hypergammaglobulinemia, emaciation, and an earth-gray color of the skin. The disease is classified into three main types according to geographic distribution: Indian, Mediterranean (or infantile), and African.
Source: Diseases Database

Kala-azar: Related Topics

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Kala-azar: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Kala-azar is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Kala-azar, or a subtype of Kala-azar, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Kala-azar as a Disease

Kala-azar: Another name for Leishmaniasis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Leishmaniasis
  »Symptoms of Leishmaniasis
  »Treatments for Leishmaniasis

Kala-azar: Related Diseases

Kala-azar: Kala-azar is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Kala-azar

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Symptoms of Kala-azar (Leishmaniasis)

Some of the symptoms of Kala-azar incude:

Treatments for Kala-azar (Leishmaniasis)

Treatments for Kala-azar (Leishmaniasis) include:

Treatment of Kala-azar: For more treatment information about Kala-azar, see treatment of Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar)

Kala-azar: Article Excerpts about Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis (LEASH-ma-NIGH-a-sis) ... (Source: excerpt from Leishmania Infection: DPD)

Kala-azar: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Kala-azar:

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Broader terms for Kala-azar

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