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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

COUTINHO, João Victor Soares Coriolano et al. Visceral leishmaniasis and leishmaniasis-HIV coinfection: comparative study. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2017, vol.50, n.5, pp.670-674. ISSN 0037-8682.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-0193-2017.

INTRODUCTION:

This study aimed to draw clinical and epidemiological comparisons between visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and VL associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

METHOD:

Retrospective study.

RESULTS:

Of 473 cases of VL, 5.5% were coinfected with HIV. The highest proportion of cases of both VL and VL/HIV were found among men. A higher proportion of VL cases was seen in children aged 0-10 years, whereas coinfection was more common in those aged 18-50 years.

CONCLUSIONS:

VL/HIV coinfected patients presented slightly differently to and had a higher mortality rate than those with VL only.

Keywords : AIDS; Visceral leishmaniasis; Human immunodeficiency vírus; Coinfection; Recurrence.

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