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, and the cause of the disease Leishmaniasis Recidivans, a form of cutaneous leishmaniasis. L. tropica infection results in non-ulcerating disease.<Korean J Parasitol. 2007 Jun;45(2):103-9.> <Mahmoudzadeh-Niknam H1, Kiaei SS, Iravani D.>


  1. ^ Aoun, K.; Bouratbine, A. (2014). "Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in North Africa: a review.". Parasite. 21: 14. doi:10.1051/parasite/2014014. PMC 3952656Freely accessible. PMID 24626301. 

Further reading[edit]

Saroufim, Maya; Charafeddine, Khalil; Issa, Grace (October 2014). "Ongoing Epidemic of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis among Syrian Refugees, Lebanon". Emerging Infectious Diseases. 20 (10): 1712–1715. doi:10.3201/eid2010.140288. PMC 4193275Freely accessible. PMID 25279543. 

Solomon, Michal; Schwartz, Eli; Pavlotsky, Felix (Aug 2014). "Leishmania tropica in children: A retrospective study". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 71 (2): 271–277. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2013.12.047. PMID 24775403. 

Krayter, Lena; Alam, Mohammad Zahangir; Rhajaoui, Mohamed; Schnur, Lionel F. (December 2014). "Multilocus Microsatellite Typing reveals intra-focal genetic diversity among strains of Leishmania tropica in Chichaoua Province, Morocco". Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 28: 233–239. doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2014.09.037. 

HAMMOUDEH, Nour; KWEIDER, Mahmoud; ABBADY, Abdul-Qader; SOUKKARIEH, Chadi (Oct 2014). "Sequencing and Gene Expression Analysis of Leishmania tropica LACK Gene" (PDF). Iranian J Parasitol. 9 (4): 574–583. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 

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