Leishmania braziliensis

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Leishmania braziliensis
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Excavata
Phylum: Euglenozoa
Binomial name
Leishmania braziliensis

Leishmania brasiliensis is a Leishmania species.[1]

It is associated with leishmaniasis.

Signs and symptoms[edit]

Within a few months of infection, an ulcer forms. After healing there is an asymptomatic phase for three to twenty years. At this time, the parasite causes oral and nasal lesions causing severe damage to the mucus membranes.

Treatment[edit]

Pentostam, Liposomal and lipid complex preparations of Amphotericin B, or paromomycin can be given.

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