Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV Coinfection in East Africa

  title={Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV Coinfection in East Africa},
  author={Ermias Diro and Lutgarde Lynen and Koert Ritmeijer and Marleen Boelaert and Asrat Hailu and Johan van Griensven},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is an important protozoan opportunistic disease in HIV patients in endemic areas. East Africa is second to the Indian subcontinent in the global VL caseload and first in VL-HIV coinfection rate. Because of the alteration in the disease course, the diagnostic challenges, and the poor treatment responses, VL with HIV coinfection has become a very serious challenge in East Africa today. Field experience with the use of liposomal amphotericin B in combination with… CONTINUE READING
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