VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS IN HAZARA

Authors

  • Sharif -uz- Zaman
  • Mehr Dil Khan Wazir
  • M.A. Khaliq
  • Shakeel Ahmad
  • Waheed Shah

Abstract

Abstract: Seven cases of visceral leishmaniasis are reported. They were seen during 1988 andwere between the ages of 1—1/2—8. One patient left without treatment, another left while thetreatment was just started. One died before treatment could be started due to late availability ofthe drug. Four remaining patients were treated with pentavalent antimony compounds, bloodtransfusion and general supportive treatment. Two out of four patients were treated successfullywhile the other two are under treatment and improving.

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