An overview of paediatric leishmaniasis.

@article{Kafetzis2003AnOO,
  title={An overview of paediatric leishmaniasis.},
  author={DimitrisA. Kafetzis},
  journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={
          31-8
        }
}
Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of some species of sandflies affects various age groups depending on the infecting Leishmania species, geographic location, disease reservoir, and host immunocompetence. Visceral leishmaniasis is the most severe form of the disease affecting children. The extent and presentation of the disease depend on several factors, including the humoral and cell-mediated immune response of the host, the virulence of the infecting species, and the… CONTINUE READING

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