Visceral Leishmaniasis Relapse in Southern Sudan (1999–2007): A Retrospective Study of Risk Factors and Trends

  title={Visceral Leishmaniasis Relapse in Southern Sudan (1999–2007): A Retrospective Study of Risk Factors and Trends},
  author={Stanisław G{\'o}rski and Simon M Collin and Koert Ritmeijer and Kees Keus and Francis Gatluak and Marius Mueller and Robert N. Davidson},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND Risk factors associated with L. donovani visceral leishmaniasis (VL; kala azar) relapse are poorly characterized. METHODS We investigated patient characteristics and drug regimens associated with VL relapse using data from Médecins Sans Frontières - Holland (MSF) treatment centres in Southern Sudan. We used MSF operational data to investigate trends in VL relapse and associated risk factors. RESULTS We obtained data for 8,800 primary VL and 621 relapse VL patients treated between… CONTINUE READING
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