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Leishmania

"Leishmania" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A genus of flagellate protozoa comprising several species that are pathogenic for humans. Organisms of this genus have an amastigote and a promastigote stage in their life cycles. As a result of enzymatic studies this single genus has been divided into two subgenera: Leishmania leishmania and Leishmania viannia. Species within the Leishmania leishmania subgenus include: L. aethiopica, L. arabica, L. donovani, L. enrietti, L. gerbilli, L. hertigi, L. infantum, L. major, L. mexicana, and L. tropica. The following species are those that compose the Leishmania viannia subgenus: L. braziliensis, L. guyanensis, L. lainsoni, L. naiffi, and L. shawi.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Leishmania" by people in this website by year, and whether "Leishmania" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 9 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1983 and 1989 and 1995 and 2005 and 2008 and 2009 and 2010 and 2011 and 2013
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