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Asymptomatic leishmaniasis in kala-azar endemic areas of Malda district, West Bengal, India

Visceral leishmaniasis is a vector-borne protozoal disease caused by the Leishmania donovani species complex. Estimated 200,000–400,000 new cases are recorded per year worldwide of which 67% of the total cases are contributed by three Asian countries…

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Longitudinal Study of Transmission in Households with Visceral Leishmaniasis, Asymptomatic Infections and PKDL in Highly Endemic Villages in Bihar, India

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar, is a neglected vector-borne disease caused by a protozoan parasite, Leishmania donovani and is transmitted by the…

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Longitudinal Study of Transmission in Households with Visceral Leishmaniasis, Asymptomatic Infections and PKDL in Highly Endemic Villages in Bihar, India

Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar, is a neglected vector-borne disease caused by a protozoan parasite, Leishmania donovani and is transmitted by the bite of…

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Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Risk of Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis Development in India: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Visceral Leishmaniasis is one of the neglected tropical diseases and a major global threat for health worldwide. It poses a major health problem in the poverty-ridden state of…

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Effectiveness Study of Paromomycin IM Injection (PMIM) for the Treatment of Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) in Bangladesh

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar, remains one of the most neglected diseases in Bangladesh with an estimated 65 million people at risk of the disease. Widely available, safe, and affordable therapies for…

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Quick Case: Kala-azar is Still Clinically Neglected in India

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A few months back, a 9-year-old boy presented with chronic ill-health, loss of appetite, loss of weight, severe anemia, mild thrombocytopenia and occasional fever. He also had hepatosplenomegaly. A routine hemogram reported…

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Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis following treatment with 20 mg/kg liposomal amphotericin B (Ambisome) for primary visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India

The skin condition post Kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) usually develops following treatment for visceral leishmaniasis (VL), which is caused by the protozoa Leishmania donovani. Although cases of PKDL have been described in patients not previously diagnosed with or treated for VL, up to 10% of patients with VL in the Indian subcontinent go onto develop PKDL following treatment for symptomatic VL [1].

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