Case Report: Autochthonous Case of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis in the West Bank, Palestine

dc.contributor.author Al-Jawabreh, Ahmed
dc.contributor.author Ereqat, Suheir
dc.contributor.author Dumaidi, Kamal
dc.contributor.author Nasereddin, Abdelmajeed
dc.contributor.author Sawalha, Samir
dc.contributor.author Al-Jawabreh, Hanan
dc.contributor.author Al-Jawabreh, Amer
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-28T09:03:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-28T09:03:07Z
dc.date.issued 2020-07-27
dc.description.abstract Human visceral leishmaniasis (HVL) is a parasitic disease infecting children in the Mediterranean region. Here,weportray a case of a 2-year-old child with an epidemiological description of the situation surrounding the case. The patient was suffering from recurrent fever, weakness and abdominal discomfort associated with loss of appetite. Routine blood investigations showed pancytopenia, whereas examination revealed hepatomegaly. A diagnosis of HVL was made by demonstrating amastigotes in a Giemsa-stained smear from a bone marrow aspirate followed by genotyping by PCR and sequencing. In conclusion, early detection of VL infection followed by appropriate treatment protocols is essential to saving the patient. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.alquds.edu/handle/20.500.12213/6138
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Case Report: Autochthonous Case of Human Visceral Leishmaniasis in the West Bank, Palestine en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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