KEGG   DISEASE: LeishmaniasisHelp
Entry
H00359                      Disease                                

Name
Leishmaniasis
Description
Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease that affects more than 10 million people especially in developing countries of Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Leishmaniasis is caused by a protozoan parasite of the genus Leishmania transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies. In humans, leishmanial infections cause self-healing, cutaneous lesions or lethal mucosal and visceral infection (kala azar). There is no defined vaccine available against the disease.
Category
Infectious disease
Brite
Infectious diseases [BR:br08401]
 Parasitic infections
  Infections caused by kinetoplasts
   H00359  Leishmaniasis
Human diseases in ICD-10 classification [BR:br08403]
 1. Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
  B50-B64  Protozoal diseases
   B55  Leishmaniasis
    H00359  Leishmaniasis
BRITE hierarchy
Pathway
hsa05140  Leishmaniasis
Pathogen
Leishmania major [GN:lma] (Cutaneous leishmaniasis)
Leishmania infantum [GN:lif] (Kala-azar / Visceral leishmaniasis)
Leishmania mexicana MHOM/GT/2001/U1103 [GN:lmi]
Leishmania donovani [GN:ldo]
Drug
Amphotericin B [DR:D00203]
Miltefosine [DR:D02494]
Comment
Vector: Phlebotomus papatasi (sand fly)
Other DBs
ICD-10: B55
MeSH: D007896
MedlinePlus: 001386

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