Kala-azar in a Brazilian child

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Michael K. Hole *
Yann Meunier
(*) Corresponding Author:
Michael K. Hole | mhole@stanford.edu

Abstract

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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