Importance of parasite identification in cases of leishmaniasis

Peters, W.; Evans, D. A.; Lanham, Sheila M.
July 1983
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Jul1983, Vol. 76 Issue 7, p540
Academic Journal
The article discusses on the significance of identifying the parasite in patients with leishmaniasis. Based on reports, leishmaniasis is transmitted by species of phlebotomine sandflies which develops flagellated promastigote forms. The identification of such organisms is considered to be a fundamental aspect in initial treatment and subsequent management of patient with such disease.


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