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Chronic Hepatitis B and Leishmania Coinfection
1 İzmir Kâtip Çelebi Üniversitesi, Atatürk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2017; 41: 177-179
DOI: 10.5152/tpd.2017.5134
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Key Words: Visceral leishmaniasis, Chronic hepatitis B, Liver biopsy
Abstract

Visceral leishmaniasis is an endemic disease in many parts of world, and if untreated, it is a potentially life-threatening infectious disease. It is similar to chronic liver disease because of signs and symptoms such as fever, weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly, and pancytopenia. In this study, we present a case of visceral leishmaniasis, which is known to be a chronic hepatitis B infection, that was coincidentally diagnosed with liver biopsy. Visceral leishmaniasis should be considered as an infectious disease in the differential diagnosis of chronic liver diseases.

 

Cite this article as: Demirdal T, Sarı ÜS, Nemli SA, Ural S, El S. Chronic Hepatitis B and Leishmania Coinfection. Türkiye Parazitol Derg 2017; 41: 177-9.a

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