Leishmania tropica

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Leishmania tropica
Leishmania tropica promastigotes.jpg
Promastigotes of Leishmania tropica. Giemsa stain, 10×100.
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Excavata
Phylum: Euglenozoa
Class: Kinetoplastida
Order: Trypanosomatida
Genus: Leishmania
Species: Leishmania tropica
Binomial name
Leishmania tropica
Wright, 1903
Cutaneous leishmaniasis in North Africa; Leishmania tropica infected areas are in red[1]

Leishmania tropica is a species of flagellate parasites that infects humans and hyraxes. It can cause a disease called oriental sore which is a form of cutaneous leishmaniasis.

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