Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in visceral leishmaniasis-endemic communities in Bihar, India

R.P. Singh, A. Picado, S. Alam, E. Hasker, S.P. Singh, B. Ostyn, F. Chappuis, S. Sundar, M. Boelaert

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    Abstract

    We assessed the prevalence of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL), a late cutaneous manifestation of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), in 16 VL-endemic communities in Bihar, India. The prevalence of confirmed PKDL cases was 4.4 per 10 000 individuals and 7.8 if probable cases were also considered. The clinical history and treatment of the post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis cases are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTropical Medicine and International Health
    Volume17
    Issue number11
    Pages (from-to)1345-1348
    Number of pages4
    ISSN1360-2276
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Protozoal diseases
    • Visceral
    • Leishmaniasis
    • Kala azar
    • Leishmania donovani
    • Vectors
    • Sandflies
    • Phlebotomus argentipes
    • Disease progression
    • Cutaneous
    • Dermal scarification
    • Lesions
    • Clinical aspects
    • Treatment
    • India
    • Asia-South

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