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Medical Term:

Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis


Definition: the type subspecies of Leishmania braziliensis and the agent of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. A natural reservoir of infection remains unknown, but the proven vector in Brazil is Lutzomyia (Psychodopygus) wellcomei; other sandflies may also transmit the infection.

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