Volume 9, Issue 4 (June 1986)                   Research in Medicine 1986, 9(4): 211-218 | Back to browse issues page

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Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Five cases of visceral leishmaniasis are reported. The youngest patient was one year old and the eldest 8 years. All belonged to low-income families and their growth and development caracteristics were below standard. Diagnosis was confirmed in 4 cases through bone marrow aspiration and in one case by raised serum antibody titer prior to treatment and dramatic response to specific treatment. Hepatosplenomegaly in 100%, fever in 75%, edema, epistaxis, petechia, and hyperpigmentation in 25%, echymo­sis in 60%, and abdominal distension in 100% of our reported cases were present. Antimonium methy lglucamine 30% was used in the treatment in all cases. 5 ml every other day was started and continued up to the total dose of 150 ml cure rate was 100%. 
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 1985/05/13 | Accepted: 1985/08/30 | Published: 1986/04/19

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