Kala-azar in a Brazilian child


We report the case of a six-year-old Brazilian girl referred for splenomegaly who first presented with fever, asthenia, and weight loss. Geographical location, clinical exam, and blood laboratories suggested kalaazar. Serology confirmed kala-azar diagnosis, but direct evidence of the parasites was not made. A treatment by meglumine antimoniate is given under hospital surveillance for two weeks. Thereupon, the patient is asymptomatic and all tests are normal.


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Kala-azar, Brazil, visceral leishmaniasis, Leishmania Donovani.
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Hole, M., & Meunier, Y. (2011). Kala-azar in a Brazilian child. Clinics and Practice, 1(2), e27. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e27