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A case of visceral leishmaniasis in the Northern Adriatic region.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12528279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 33-year-old male patient with fever, splenomegaly, pancytopenia and lymphocytosis was admitted to the Department of Hematology in Rijeka. Laboratory findings, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy excluded hemoblastosis and aplastic anemia. To exclude primary splenic lymphoma we performed splenic aspiration where Leishmania amastigotes were found. No cases of visceral leishmaniasis have been previously described in the Northern Adriatic region. Considering epidemiology, a contraction of the disease in the Velebit mountain range could be possible despite the current non-endemic status of the region.
Authors:
M Sever-Prebilić; I Prebilić; I Seili-Bekafigo; S Dokić; N Ivanis; A Nacinović-Duletić; B Vojniković
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Collegium antropologicum     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0350-6134     ISO Abbreviation:  Coll Antropol     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-16     Completed Date:  2003-02-13     Revised Date:  2009-02-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003354     Medline TA:  Coll Antropol     Country:  Croatia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Hematology, Internal Medicine Clinic, University Hospital Center Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Croatia / epidemiology
Humans
Leishmaniasis, Visceral / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Male

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