Leishman-Donovan body


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Leish·man-Don·o·van bod·y

(līsh'măn don'ŏ-văn),
the intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites, such as species of Leishmania or the intracellular form of Trypanosoma cruzi; originally used for Leishmania donovani parasites in infected spleen or liver cells in kala azar.
Synonym(s): amastigote, L-D body

Leishman-Donovan body

[lēsh′mən don′əvən]
Etymology: William B. Leishman, English pathologist, 1865-1926; Charles Donovan, Irish physician, 1863-1951
the resting stage of an intracellular nonflagellated protozoan parasite (Leishmania donovani) that causes kala-azar, or visceral leishmaniasis, as it appears in infected tissue specimens.

Leish·man-Don·o·van bod·y

(lēsh'măn don'ŏ-văn bod'ē)
The intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites, such as species of Leishmania or the intracellular form of Trypanosoma cruzi.
Synonym(s): amastigote.

Leishman-Donovan body

A body of a (trypanosomatid) protozoa at a particular and characteristic stage in its life cycle; the infectious (trypanosomatid) protozoa can cause leishmaniasis, and is relatively easy to identify at that stage.
Mentioned in: Leishmaniasis

Donovan,

Charles, English surgeon, 1863-1951.
Donovan bodies - clusters of blue or black staining, bipolar chromatin condensations in large mononuclear cells in granulation tissue infected with Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.
Leishman-Donovan body - see under Leishman

Leishman,

Sir William Boog, Scottish surgeon, 1865-1926.
Leishmania - a genus of digenetic, asexual, protozoan flagellates.
Leishman chrome cells - basophilic granular leukocytes (basophils) observed in the circulating blood of some persons with blackwater fever.
Leishman stain - a polychromed eosin-methylene blue stain used in the examination of blood films.
Leishman-Donovan body - the intracytoplasmic, nonflagellated leishmanial form of certain intracellular parasites. Synonym(s): amastigote; L-D body
leishmaniasis - tropical disease that is spread by sandflies.