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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