Causes of Pediatric Visceral Leishmaniasis in Southeastern Iran

  title={Causes of Pediatric Visceral Leishmaniasis in Southeastern Iran},
  author={Ali Hosseininasab and Iraj Sharifi and M Daei and Mehdi Zarean and Mahsa DADKHAH},
  booktitle={Iranian journal of parasitology},
Leishmania infantum is the most frequent cause of visceral leishmaniasis and L. tropica has been rarely linked to the disease in Iran. In this study, bone marrow aspirates were collected from 10 child patients, suspected with visceral leishmaniasis referred to the Pediatric Wards of Kerman Medical Hospitals, Kerman, Iran during 2002-2011. Leishmania species were identified by using nested PCR in all slides. The PCR samples from nine patients indicated L. infantum as principal causative agent of… CONTINUE READING
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