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Medical Term:

Leishmania braziliensis guyanensis

 

Definition: a subspecies within the Leishmania braziliensis complex from Brazil and Guyana, and the cause of the cutaneous leishmaniasis condition locally known as “pian bois”; the reservoir host in Brazil is the sloth Choloepus hoffmani and the vector is the sandfly Lutzomyia umbratilis.

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