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Title: Case Report: Autochthonous Case of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis in the West Bank, Palestine
Other Titles: none
Authors: Al-Jawabreh, Ahmed$Other$Palestinian
Ereqat, Suheir$Other$Palestinian
Dumaidi, Kamal$AAUP$Palestinian
Sawalha, Samer$Other$Palestinian
Al-Jawabreh, Hanan$Other$Palestinian
Al-Jawabreh, Amer$AAUP$Palestinian
Keywords: Visceral leishmaniasis
Leishmania infantum
Issue Date: 27-Jul-2020
Publisher: Am J Trop Med Hyg
Citation: Al-Jawabreh A, Ereqat S, Dumaidi K, et al. Case Report: Autochthonous Case of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis in the West Bank, Palestine [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 27]. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;10.4269/ajtmh.20-0117. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0117
Series/Report no.: ahead of pub;ahead of pub
Abstract: Abstract Human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL) is a parasitic disease infecting children in the Mediterranean region. Here, we portray a case of a 2-year-old child with an epidemiological description of the situation surrounding the case. The patient was suffering from recurrent fever, weakness and abdominal discomfort associated with loss of appetite. Routine blood investigations showed pancytopenia, whereas examination revealed hepatomegaly. A diagnosis of HVL was made by demonstrating amastigotes in a Giemsa-stained smear from a bone marrow aspirate followed by genotyping by PCR and sequencing. In conclusion, early detection of VL infection followed by appropriate treatment protocols is essential to saving the patient.
ISSN: doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0117
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