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Case Report: Treatment of Kala-Azar by Amphotericin B Lipid Complex (ABELCET®)
1 Tepecik Social Security Association Hospital Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yenisehir, Izmir, Turkey  
2 Ege University Medical School, Department of Parasitology, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey  
3 Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Parazitoloji Anabilim Dalı, Manisa, Türkiye  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2004; 28: 126-128

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Key Words: Leishmaniasis, visceral, Abelcet, case report

A 45 year-old female was admitted to Department of Infectious Diseases of Social Security Hospital, Tepecik, İzmir. She was found to have hepatosplenomegaly; pancytopenia and hypergammaglobulinemia during physical and laboratory examinations. Leishmania amastigotes were seen in the bone marrow smears and serological and bacteriological tests were all found to be positive. The patient was given diagnoses of visceral leishmaniasis and salmonellosis. A dosage regimen of Amphotericin B lipid complex (Abelcet®) infusion was given intermittently and this was found to be effective in the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. 

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