Epidemiology and clinical manifestations of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis in Baringo District, Rift Valley, Kenya. A literature review.

@article{Schaefer1994EpidemiologyAC,
  title={Epidemiology and clinical manifestations of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis in Baringo District, Rift Valley, Kenya. A literature review.},
  author={K. U. Schaefer and Joergen A. L. Kurtzhals and James A. Sherwood and John I. Githure and Piet A. Kager and Andreas S Muller},
  journal={Tropical and geographical medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          129-33
        }
}
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), caused by Leishmania donovani, is endemic in Baringo District, Kenya. The disease has a focal distribution in the dry, hot areas below 1500 metres. Infections may be characterized as follows: 1) asymptomatic, 2) subclinical and self-limiting (not medically identifiable), and 3) clinically manifest disease (that is medically identifiable). Half of the reported VL patients are between 5 and 14 years of age and 66% of them are males. The reasons for the focal… CONTINUE READING

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