Visceral leishmaniasis is an important public health problem in Libya, but its exact prevalence is not known.
Prompted by the paucity of information in the literature relevant to Libyan children, we reviewed the records of 21 children treated at El-Fatah Children's Hospital, Benghazi between March 1982 and May 1990.
Visceral leishmaniasis was diagnosed on the basis of the history, physical findings and confirmatory laboratory tests including examination of bone marrow.
The duration of illness before seeking medical advice ranged from 3 months to 1.5 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Leishmaniose viscérale, Leishmaniose, Protozoose, Nourrisson, Homme, Epidémiologie, Médecine tropicale, Symptomatologie, Examen laboratoire, Complication, Evolution, Libye, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Kala azar, Leishmaniasis, Protozoal disease, Infant, Human, Epidemiology, Tropical medicine, Symptomatology, Laboratory investigations, Complication, Evolution, Libya, Africa
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