What are the signs and symptoms of visceral and viscerotropic leishmaniasis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Craig G Stark, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Visceral and viscerotropic leishmaniasis include the following features:

  • Visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar): Potentially lethal widespread systemic disease characterized by darkening of the skin as well as the pentad of fever, weight loss, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia, and hypergammaglobulinemia

  • Viscerotropic leishmaniasis: Nonspecific abdominal tenderness; fever, rigors, fatigue, malaise, nonproductive cough, intermittent diarrhea, headache, arthralgias, myalgias, nausea, adenopathy, transient hepatosplenomegaly

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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