E-ISSN 2146-3077
Original Article
Visceral Leishmaniasis: A Rarely Diagnosed Adult Case in Turkey
1 Tepecik Social Security Association Hospital Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yenisehir, Izmir, Turkey  
2 Ege University Medical School Department of Parasitology, İzmir  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2005; 29: 1-2

Key Words: Leishmaniasis, visceral, Leishmania infantum, adult
Abstract

 A 37 year-old woman patient, from the Turgutlu district of the city of Manisa, was given a diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis. Immunosuppression was not detected with flow cytometric analysis. Fungizone was given to the patient in 50 mg doses on alternative days 20 times. The treatment was successful and no important side effect was recorded. Considering the importance of visceral leishmaniasis in Turkey and the rarity of adult cases, we decided to present this as a case report. 

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