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What is Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)?

What is Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)?

  • Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): 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. Visceral leishmaniasis infection involves the spleen, liver and bone marrow and can be fatal if untreated.

Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): Introduction

Types of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar):

Broader types of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar):

How serious is Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)?

Complications of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): see complications of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

What causes Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)?

Causes of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): see causes of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

What are the symptoms of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)?

Symptoms of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): see symptoms of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

Complications of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): see complications of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

Can anyone else get Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)?

More information: see contagiousness of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)
Inheritance: see inheritance of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar).

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar).

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar).
Treatments for Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): see treatments for Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

Name of Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

Main name of condition: Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar)

Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): Related Conditions

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