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Drug-resistant childhood visceral leishmaniasis. Is splenectomy a solution?

Abstract

Kala-azar is predominantly a disease of children below the age of 15 years in Asia and other endemic areas of the world. A series of seven drug-resistant cases, six of which underwent elective splenectomy, is presented and the potential value of splenectomy in this subset of cases is discussed.

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Mukhopadhyay, B., Sarkar, A.K., Dasgupta, A. et al. Drug-resistant childhood visceral leishmaniasis. Is splenectomy a solution?. Pediatr Surg Int 8, 314–315 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00173353

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Key words

  • Kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis)
  • Splenectomy