Visceral Leishmaniasis in renal transplant recipients: is it still a challenge to the nephrologist?

@article{Sabbatini2002VisceralLI,
  title={Visceral Leishmaniasis in renal transplant recipients: is it still a challenge to the nephrologist?},
  author={Massimo Sabbatini and Antonio Rosario Pisani and Annalisa Ragosta and Riccardo Gallo and Francesco Borrelli and Bruno Cianciaruso},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2002},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={299-301}
}
A case of visceral Leishmaniasis in a renal transplant recipient is reported because of its peculiar clinical presentation: the presence of most clinical signs of the disease, such as high-grade fever, marked leucopenia, and splenomegaly, but persistent negativity of serology and of bone marrow smear. Forty days after the first bone marrow biopsy, the diagnosis was made possible by a second biopsy, and the treatment was started with antimonial compounds, which led to complete remission of… CONTINUE READING
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