Emergence of visceral leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: a newly established health threat.

@article{Siriwardana2017EmergenceOV,
  title={Emergence of visceral leishmaniasis in Sri Lanka: a newly established health threat.},
  author={Hvyd Siriwardana and P Karunanayake and L Goonerathne and Nadira D Karunaweera},
  journal={Pathogens and global health},
  year={2017},
  volume={111 6},
  pages={
          317-326
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sri Lanka is a new focus of human cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by a genetic variant of usually visceralizing parasite Leishmania donovani. Over 3000 cases have been reported to our institution alone, during the past two decades. Recent emergence of visceral leishmaniasis is of concern. METHODS Patients suspected of having visceral leishmaniasis (n = 120) fulfilling at least two of six criteria (fever > 2 weeks, weight loss, tiredness affecting daily functions, splenomegaly… CONTINUE READING
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