Seroepidemiological study of visceral leishmaniasis in Booyerahmad district, south-west Islamic Republic of Iran.

@article{Sarkari2010SeroepidemiologicalSO,
  title={Seroepidemiological study of visceral leishmaniasis in Booyerahmad district, south-west Islamic Republic of Iran.},
  author={Bahador Sarkari and Noormohamadpour Pedram and Mehdi Mohebali and Abdolali Moshfe and Mohammad Ali Amir Zargar and Behnaz Akhoundi and Mohammad Reza Shirzadi},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={1133-6}
}
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is endemic in parts of Islamic Republic of Iran. A cross-sectional seroprevalence study was carried out in children in Booyerahmad district in the south-west of the country. Serum samples were taken from 1628 children up to 10 years old from different areas in Booyerahmad in 2005-06. AntiLeishmania antibody was detected in 50 out of 1628 children (3.1%) by direct agglutination test (antibody titre > or = 1:3200). There was no significant difference in seropositivity… CONTINUE READING
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