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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


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, Year : 2017

Article Page : 133-134


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Abstract

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.

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

How to cite : Manokaran P, Sivansuthan S, Pratheepan G, Gajanthan R, Locally acquired Visceral Leishmaniasis - First reported case in Northern Province of Sri Lanka. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2017;3(3):133-134

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