Parasitology 6- (Visceral infections) T. curzi and L. donovani

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Questions:

Q. What disease is caused by Trypanosoma curzi?

Q. How is Trypanosoma curzi infection transmitted?

Q. How is trypanosome curzi infection diagnosed?

Q. How is Trypanosoma curzi infection treated?

Q. What disease is caused by Leishmania donovani?

Q. How is Leishmania donovani transmitted?

Q. How is Leishmania donovani infection diagnosed?

Q. How is Leishmania donovani infection treated?

Answers:

Q. What disease is caused by Trypanosoma curzi?

Chagas’ disease:

  • Dilated cardiomyopathy,
  • megacolon,
  • megaesophagus.

Predominantly in South America.

Q. How is Trypanosoma curzi infection transmitted?

Reduviid bug. (Kissing bug)

Q. How is trypanosome curzi infection diagnosed?

Blood Smear.

Q. How is Trypanosoma curzi infection treated?

Nifurtimox.

Q. What disease is caused by Leishmania donovani?

Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar):

  • spiking fevers,
  • hepatosplenomegaly,
  • pancytopenia.

Q. How is Leishmania donovani transmitted?

Sandfly.

Q. How is Leishmania donovani infection diagnosed?

Macrophages containing amastigotes.

Q. How is Leishmania donovani infection treated?

Sodium stibogluconate.

 
 
 

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