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visceral leishmaniasis

noun, Pathology
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visceral leishmaniasis in Medicine

visceral leishmaniasis n.
A chronic, often fatal disease occurring chiefly in Asia, caused by a protozoan parasite (Leishmania donovani) and characterized by irregular fever, enlargement of the spleen and liver, and emaciation. Also called kala-azar.

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