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Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) as a cause of fever of unknown origin.
Mayo Clin Proc. 1980 Jul; 55(7):455-8.MC

Abstract

A patient with a rare cause of fever of unknown origin, visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar), is reported. The diagnosis was made by exploratory laparotomy and splenectomy after diagnostic studies had failed to reveal the cause of the fever. The patient was cured with a 6-day course of therapy with Pentostam (sodium antimony gluconate). Visceral leishmaniasis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with obscure fever who have traveled in endemic areas.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

6247584

Citation

Geraci, J E., et al. "Visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) as a Cause of Fever of Unknown Origin." Mayo Clinic Proceedings, vol. 55, no. 7, 1980, pp. 455-8.
Geraci JE, Wilson WR, Thompson JH. Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) as a cause of fever of unknown origin. Mayo Clin Proc. 1980;55(7):455-8.
Geraci, J. E., Wilson, W. R., & Thompson, J. H. (1980). Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) as a cause of fever of unknown origin. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 55(7), 455-8.
Geraci JE, Wilson WR, Thompson JH. Visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) as a Cause of Fever of Unknown Origin. Mayo Clin Proc. 1980;55(7):455-8. PubMed PMID: 6247584.
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