What is the geographic distribution of post–kala-azar leishmaniasis (PKDL)?

Updated: Feb 18, 2020
  • Author: Craig G Stark, MD, FACP, FFTM, RCPS(Glasg), FISTM; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Answer

Old World spread of post–kala–azar leishmaniasis is via the following:

  • L donovani - China, India, and Bangladesh

  • L infantum - Asia, Africa, and Europe

  • New World spread of post–kala–azar leishmaniasis is via L donovani chagasi in Central and South America.


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