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Visceral leishmaniasis in pregnancy: a case report.

Authors
  • Caldas, Arlene J M
  • Costa, Jackson M L
  • Gama, Mônica E A
  • Ramos, Eduardo A G
  • Barral, Aldina
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Tropica
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2003
Volume
88
Issue
1
Pages
39–43
Identifiers
PMID: 12943975
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is endemic in the island of São Luis, State of Maranhão, Brazil. Despite an increase in the number of VL cases, the frequency of the disease is low among pregnant women. We present here the case of a pregnant woman followed up by our group, who was treated with amphotericin B with excellent outcome.

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