Atypical clinical presentation of visceral leishmaniasis: a rare case without splenomegaly.

We report a case of a woman from an endemic area with fever but normal splenic size. This is rare, especially in patients not immunocompromised. PMID: 30895886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research

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