Two cases of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in immunocompetent patients have been described. Both patients lived in endemicic areas for leishmaniasis in the south of Italy, tested positive for anti-Leishmania antibodies. A definitive diagnosis of VL was delayed by false negative microscopic examinations. Both patients were treated successfully with liposomal amphotericin B.
|Autori:||Pasticci, Maria Bruna; Papili, Rita; Menichetti, Francesco; Ballanti, Stelvio; Ottaviani, Letizia; Tabilio, Antonio; Stagni, Giuliano|
|Titolo:||Diagnostic considerations about visceral leishmaniasis. Two case report|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|