American Visceral Leishmaniasis: Factors Associated with Lethality in the State of São Paulo, Brazil

@inproceedings{Madalosso2012AmericanVL,
  title={American Visceral Leishmaniasis: Factors Associated with Lethality in the State of S{\~a}o Paulo, Brazil},
  author={Geraldine Madalosso and Carlos Magno Castello Branco Fortaleza and Ana Freitas Ribeiro and Lisete Lage Cruz and P{\'e}ricles Alves Nogueira and Jos{\'e} {\^A}ngelo Lauletta Lindoso},
  booktitle={Journal of tropical medicine},
  year={2012}
}
Objectives. To identify factors associated with death in visceral leishmaniasis (VL) cases. Patients and Methodology. We evaluated prognostic factors for death from VL in São Paulo state, Brazil, from 1999 to 2005. A prognostic study nested in a clinical cohort was carried out by data analysis of 376 medical files. A comparison between VL fatal cases and survivors was performed for clinical, laboratory, and biological features. Association between variables and death was assessed by univariate… CONTINUE READING

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