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FIRST CASE OF VISCERAL LEISHMANIOSIS/HIV COINFECTION IN NIŠ – SOUTHEASTERN SERBIA

Abstract - Visceral leishmaniosis (VL) has emerged as an important opportunistic parasitosis associated with human immunodeficiency
virus (HIV) infection. The aim of this paper is to report the first case of Leishmania/HIV coinfection in
a patient from Niš (Southeastern Serbia). Microscopical examination of Giemsa-stained bone marrow (BM) smears show
the presence of Leishmania spp. amastigotes based on their morphological characteristics. In spite of the parasitological

VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS ASSOCIATED HEMOPHAGOCYTIC LYMPHOHISTIOCYTOSIS

ABSTRACT
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is caused by the dissemination of the
protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani throughout the reticuloendothelial
system. This systemic disease may mimic or lead to
several types of hematological disorders including hemophagocytic
lymphohistiocytosis (HLH). Infection associated hemophagocytic
syndrome caused by Leishmania is very rare and difficult
to diagnose. Herein, we describe an infant with HLH associated
with VL. The severity of HLH secondary to visceral leishmaniasis

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4-Arylamino-6-nitroquinazolines: Synthesis and their activities against neglected disease leishmaniasis.

ABSTRACT - 4-Arylamino-6-nitroquinazolines (2-25) were synthesized and evaluated for their
leishmanicidal activities against Leishmania major promastigotes in vitro with
IC50 values = 1.87-61.48 muM. Among the twenty four synthetic derivatives,
4-[4'-(methylsulfanyl)phenyl]amino-6-nitroquinazoline (21), and
4-(2'-methoxyphenyl)amino-6-nitroquinazoline (8) showed excellent antileishmanial
activities with IC50 values 1.87 +/- 0.31 and 4.37 +/- 0.02 muM, respectively,

Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis by Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of an Isolated Cervical Lymph Node: Case Report

A B S T R A C T
A 61-year-old woman presented with an isolated, painless, slightly enlarged right laterocervical lymph node without
any other signs and symptoms of disease. Laboratory test including hematological and biochemical parameters were
normal. A cervical ultrasonography demonstrated one lymph node (10 mm) on the right laterocervical side and one
small reactive lymph node on the left laterocervical side. The fine needle aspiration (FNA) smears revealed a polymorphic

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Leishmaniasis acquired by travellers to endemic regions in Europe - a EuroTravNet multi-centre study

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by protozoan parasites which belong to the genus
Leishmania. Important clinical manifestations of leishmaniasis include cutaneous
leishmaniasis (CL) and visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Currently, leishmaniasis occurs in all
continents with the exception of Antarctica and is considered to be endemic in 88
countries. About 90% of cases with leishmaniasis occur in the tropics or subtropics but
the disease is also endemic in the Mediterranean area including countries like

Maps in relation to leishmaniasis University of Crete

The Use of Spatial Analysis to Estimate the Prevalence of Canine Leishmaniasis in Greece and Cyprus to Predict Its Future Variation and Relate It to Human Disease

Climatic, environmental, and demographic changes favor the emergence of neglected vector-borne diseases like leishmaniasis, which is spreading through dogs, the principle host of the protozoan Leishmania infantum. Surveillance of the disease in dogs is important, because the number of infected animals in an area determines the local risk of human infection. However, dog epidemiological studies are costly. 

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