Imported leishmaniasis in the Netherlands from 2005 to 2012: epidemiology, diagnostic techniques and sequence-based species typing from 195 patients.

@article{Bart2013ImportedLI,
  title={Imported leishmaniasis in the Netherlands from 2005 to 2012: epidemiology, diagnostic techniques and sequence-based species typing from 195 patients.},
  author={A. Bart and Pieter-Paul A. M. van Thiel and Henry John Christiaan de Vries and Caspar J. Hodiamont and Tom van Gool},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 30},
  pages={20544}
}
Leishmaniasis is an imported disease in the Netherlands. We report data for the period between 2005 and 2012, on clinical presentation, country where leishmaniasis was acquired, and causative species, for 195 civilian and military patients who had travelled abroad. Most patients were affected by cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) (n=185 patients), while visceral leishmaniasis (VL) (n=8 patients) and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (n=2 patients) were less frequently observed. All VL patients had been… CONTINUE READING

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