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Volume 55, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

A 10-year-old boy had been suffering from kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis) for two and a half years. He failed to respond to all known anti-leishmanial treatment regimens. Even the drastic step of splenectomy failed to cure him. In November 1991, he presented with symptoms of meningitis. A diagnostic lumbar puncture revealed leishmanial amastigotes in his cerebrospinal fluid. The patient was finally cured with a course of amphotericin B, a drug known to cross the blood-brain barrier.

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