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J Postgrad Med. 2003 Jan-Mar;49(1):39-49.

Leishmaniasis in HIV infection.

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Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Av. Sant Antoni Maria Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona. Catalonia. Spain. 34120rpd@comb.es

Abstract

Herein we review the particular aspects of leishmaniasis associated with HIV infection. The data in this review are mainly from papers identified from PubMed searches and from papers in reference lists of reviewed articles and from the authors' personal archives. Epidemiological data of HIV/Leishmania co-infection is discussed, with special focus on the influence of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) on incidence of leishmaniasis and transmission modalities. Microbiological characteristics, pathogenesis, clinical presentation and specific treatment of the co-infection are also presented.

PMID:
12865570
DOI:
10.4103/0022-3859.929
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