Volume 10, Number 33 (6-2003)                   RJMS 2003, 10(33): 151-157 | Back to browse issues page


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Hashemi S, HaghAzali M. VISCERAL LEISHMANIOSIS THAT PRESENTED WITH FEVER AND BLOODY DIARRHEA “A CASE REPORT”. RJMS. 2003; 10 (33) :151-157
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-149-en.html

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Leishmaniasis is a protozoal disease that transfer to human by phlebotomus with leishman body. It is a chronic disease that infects skin, mucosa and viscera. Cutaneous form is common in Iran but visceral form is endemic in Kordestan, Lorestan and Khozestan. It is a case report of visceral type of leishmaniasis from Lorestan. His disease onset was fever, bloody diarrhea and cough, that sustained for a week and then relief spontaneously. In visceral Leishmaniasis, lung, lymphnodes, kidneys, liver, bone marrow (reticuloendothelial system) and GI tract will be infected but GI symptoms have been seen rarely, specially bloody diarrhea is not reported as a symptom in onset of disease.
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