Cultivation of clinically significant hemoflagellates.

  title={Cultivation of clinically significant hemoflagellates.},
  author={Frederick L. Schuster and James J. Sullivan},
  journal={Clinical microbiology reviews},
  volume={15 3},
The hemoflagellates, Trypanosoma spp. and Leishmania spp., are causal agents of a number of parasitic diseases having a major impact on humans and domestic animals over vast areas of the globe. Among the diseases are some of the most pernicious and deadly of human afflictions: African sleeping sickness, Chagas' disease, kala-azar, and Oriental sore. The organisms have complex, pleomorphic life cycles typically involving a vertebrate and an invertebrate host, the latter serving as a vector. In… CONTINUE READING
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