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Small bowel (small intestine)

Infectious disorders


Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Intracellular protozoa that infects macrophages and may disseminate throughout reticuloendothelial system

Case reports

● 27 year old man with intermittent night fever and abdominal pain (Iran Red Crescent Med J 2011;13:348)
● 33 year old man with AIDS, visceral leishmaniasis and mycobacterial infection (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1999;123:835)

Micro images

Numerous foamy macrophages packed with microorganisms

Electron microscopy images

Submucosal macrophage containing intracellular bacilli (long arrows) and protozoa

End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Infectious disorders > Leishmaniasis

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