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Locally acquired Visceral Leishmaniasis - First reported case in Northern Province of Sri Lanka

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Author Details: P. Manokaran, S. Sivansuthan, G.J. Pratheepan, R. Gajanthan

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-4761

Print ISSN : 2581-4753

Article First Page : 133

Article End Page : 134


Visceral leishmaniasis is a vector borne protozoan disease, mainly caused by Leishmania donovani and Leishmania infantum. Leishmania donovani is the principal cause in Sri Lanka. This is the first case of locally acquired Visceral Leishmaniasis in a young female from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.

: Visceral leishmaniasis, Kala-azar, Splenomegaly, Sand fly