Report of the fifth post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis consortium meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 14–16 May 2018

by Zijlstra EE, Kumar A, Sharma A, Rijal S, Mondal D, Routray S. Parasites Vectors 2020, 13(159). doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0370

Summary: The 5th post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) consortium meeting brought together PKDL experts from all endemic areas to review and discuss existing and new data on PKDL. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions and provides the overall conclusions and recommendations. Four priorities were identified: understanding the role of PKDL in transmission, analysis of PKDL rates following visceral leishmaniasis treatment, interpretation of ongoing PKDL treatment studies, and promoting the need for a field-based diagnostic.

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