Title: A Comparative Descriptive Study of Visceral Leishmaniasis between Patients Attending a Hospital and Non-Hospitalized Patients Found after Active Case Finding at Trishal, in Bangladesh
Author: Khatun, Jahanara
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2010-08-30 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Khatun, Janara_Abstract_2010.pdf
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), or kala-azar (KA), is an endemic disease with great public health implication in certain rural communities of Bangladesh. It is characterized by
irregular fever, substantial weight loss, hepatomegaly and anaemia etc. If left untreated, the fatality rate in developing countries can be as high as 100% within 2 years. Bangladesh is one of the typical places for VL and the disease was first described in 1824 in Jessor district, Bangladesh. The objective of this study is to determine
demographic features, knowledge, and perceptions of the patients who were admitted at Trishal Thana Health Complex (TTHC) and Non-Hospitalised village VL patients in Trishal and to identify the prevalence rates based on active and passive case detection.
Classification: 2010 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2012-09-18 06:14:37 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2012-09-18 06:25:49 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-09-18 06:26:14 (W3C-DTF)

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