Unexpected diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in a patient presenting with an infected ICD lead

D. H. van Raalte, H. M. Wesselius, G. de Klerk

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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a rare disease in Western countries. Infection with Leishmania parasites usually remains asymptomatic, but may cause significant disease in children and immunocompromised adults in endemic areas. Here, we report a case of sporadic VL caused by Leishmania infantum in an immunocompetent patient who had visited Southern France one year ago and presented with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) lead infection. © Van Zuiden Communications B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-148
JournalNetherlands journal of medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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