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Visceral leishmaniasis in Omani children: a review.
Ann Trop Paediatr. 2001 Jun; 21(2):159-63.AT

Abstract

A retrospective study was undertaken of 33 children with visceral leishmaniasis admitted to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Oman between 1993 and 1999. The aim was to study the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of visceral leishmaniasis in children in Oman. All presented with fever, anaemia and splenomegaly. Hepatomegaly and lymphadenopathy were present in 88% and 39% of children, respectively. All had iron deficiency anaemia. Hypertriglyceridaemia is a new observation. Diagnosis in all cases was confirmed by histological demonstration of Leishmania amastigotes in bone marrrow (32 subjects) or splenic aspirate (one subject). All children were treated with sodium stibogluconate, 14 needed blood transfusion or blood products and all but two responded well. There were two deaths from associated complications (6% mortality).

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Child Health, College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, PO Box 35, Al Khod, Sultanate of Oman. ibelnur@omantel.net.omNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11471261

Citation

Elnour, I B., et al. "Visceral Leishmaniasis in Omani Children: a Review." Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, vol. 21, no. 2, 2001, pp. 159-63.
Elnour IB, Akinbami FO, Shakeel A, et al. Visceral leishmaniasis in Omani children: a review. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2001;21(2):159-63.
Elnour, I. B., Akinbami, F. O., Shakeel, A., & Venugopalan, P. (2001). Visceral leishmaniasis in Omani children: a review. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, 21(2), 159-63.
Elnour IB, et al. Visceral Leishmaniasis in Omani Children: a Review. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2001;21(2):159-63. PubMed PMID: 11471261.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Visceral leishmaniasis in Omani children: a review. AU - Elnour,I B, AU - Akinbami,F O, AU - Shakeel,A, AU - Venugopalan,P, PY - 2001/7/27/pubmed PY - 2001/8/10/medline PY - 2001/7/27/entrez SP - 159 EP - 63 JF - Annals of tropical paediatrics JO - Ann Trop Paediatr VL - 21 IS - 2 N2 - A retrospective study was undertaken of 33 children with visceral leishmaniasis admitted to Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH), Oman between 1993 and 1999. The aim was to study the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of visceral leishmaniasis in children in Oman. All presented with fever, anaemia and splenomegaly. Hepatomegaly and lymphadenopathy were present in 88% and 39% of children, respectively. All had iron deficiency anaemia. Hypertriglyceridaemia is a new observation. Diagnosis in all cases was confirmed by histological demonstration of Leishmania amastigotes in bone marrrow (32 subjects) or splenic aspirate (one subject). All children were treated with sodium stibogluconate, 14 needed blood transfusion or blood products and all but two responded well. There were two deaths from associated complications (6% mortality). SN - 0272-4936 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11471261/Visceral_leishmaniasis_in_Omani_children:_a_review_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/4166 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -