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Tabatabaei P. Bacterial infections in visceral leishmaniasis in Children’s Medical Center 1966-2000. Tehran Univ Med J. 2002; 60 (2) :146-149
URL: http://tumj.tums.ac.ir/article-1-1269-en.html

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Background: Bacterial infections are seen in patients with visceral leishmaniasis. This study was conducted to determine the incidence of such infections and the more common infections agents.

Materials and Methods: During the 15-years period in a prospective study from 1986 to 2000, 123 patients with visceral leishmaniasis were studied in the Children Medical Center.

Results: From all the cases, 41 (33 percent) patients had Also bacterial infections. Respiratory tract, urinary system, Middle ear were the most common sites of infection.

Conclusion: When bacterial Infection is suspected in these patients, empiric antibiotic therapy should be started immediately after appropriate diagnostic procedures are taken.

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