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Leishmaniasis in the Sudan: a literature review with emphasis on clinical aspects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10995097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The literature on the leishmaniases in the Sudan is reviewed with an emphasis on clinical aspects and on literature related to the recent outbreaks in the south and east of the country. The numbers of cases of subclinical infection and post-kala azar dermal leishmaniasis in the recent outbreaks are remarkable. New diagnostic techniques have been introduced and evaluated, notably the direct agglutination test and polymerase chain reaction technology. The latter gives very promising results and further research into application of the technique is warranted. Treatment with pentavalent antimony is still satisfactory. The reservoir host has not been identified definitely.
O F Osman; P A Kager; L Oskam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1360-2276     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop. Med. Int. Health     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-04     Completed Date:  2000-10-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610576     Medline TA:  Trop Med Int Health     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  553-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, Sudan.
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MeSH Terms
Agglutination Tests
Antimony Sodium Gluconate / therapeutic use
Antiprotozoal Agents / therapeutic use
Disease Outbreaks*
Leishmaniasis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sudan / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimony Sodium Gluconate; 0/Antiprotozoal Agents

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