KALA-AZAR

(Leishmaniasis) DEFINITION It  is a Protozoal infection caused by leishmania donovani and Characterised by Chronic irregular fever pigmentation orogressive wasting hepato splenomegaly, anaemia and leucopenia.     CLINCIAL FEATURES Symptoms Onset : insidious. ETIOLOGY (Causes) Distribution –   Endemic in India, China Africa Causative organism –  Leishmania donovani Transmission –  Bite of femaie sandfil (phlebotomus argentipes) Incubation period –  4-10 […]