Visceral leishmaniasis: current status of control, diagnosis, and treatment, and a proposed research and development agenda

by Guérin P. et al, Lancet Infect Dis, August 2002, 2:494–501.

Summary: Visceral leishmaniasis is common in less developed countries, with an estimated 500 000 new cases each year. Because of the diversity of epidemiological situations, no single diagnosis, treatment, or control will be suitable for all. This article reviews the current situation and perspectives for diagnosis, treatment, and control of visceral leishmaniasis, and lists some priorities for research and development.

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