Report of the Post Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL) consortium meeting, New Delhi, India, 27–29 June 2012

@inproceedings{Desjeux2013ReportOT,
  title={Report of the Post Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL) consortium meeting, New Delhi, India, 27–29 June 2012},
  author={Philippe Desjeux and Raj Shankar Ghosh and Pritu Dhalaria and Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft and Eduard Evert Zijlstra},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2013}
}
Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a neglected complication of visceral leishmaniasis (VL)―a deadly, infectious disease that claims approximately 20,000 to 40,000 lives every year. PKDL is thought to be a reservoir for transmission of VL, thus, adequate control of PKDL plays a key role in the ongoing effort to eliminate VL. Over the past few years, several expert meetings have recommended that a greater focus on PKDL was needed, especially in South Asia. This report summarizes the… CONTINUE READING
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