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Visceral leishmaniasis in a German child who had never entered a known endemic area: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11170923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of visceral leishmaniasis in a 15-month-old German child. Diagnosis was significantly delayed because the patient had no history of travel to known endemic areas. Congenital or blood transfusion-associated leishmaniasis was ruled out. Possible modes of transmission (including a potential new autochthonous focus of the disease in central Europe) are discussed.
C Bogdan; G Schönian; A L Bañuls; M Hide; F Pratlong; E Lorenz; M Röllinghoff; R Mertens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2000-12-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-22     Completed Date:  2001-04-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, University of Erlangen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Protozoan / blood
Leishmania infantum* / immunology,  isolation & purification
Leishmaniasis, Visceral / immunology,  parasitology,  transmission*
Macrophages / parasitology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Protozoan

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