Visceral Leishmaniasis in Children in Southern Turkey: Evaluation of Clinical and Laboratory Findings and Liposomal Amphotericin B Treatment


Karagun B. Ş. , Ozgur O., Sasmaz I., Antmen B., KOCABAŞ E., Alhan E.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.6, no.2, pp.110-114, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.galenos.2018.72621
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.110-114

Abstract

Aim: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a systemic infection that spreads hematogenously and affects the reticuloendothelial system by the infection of macrophages. VL occurs commonly in children, and only rarely in adults. VL should be considered in patients with prolonged high fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia, weight loss, pallor and hypergammaglobulinemia.