visceral leishmaniasis: a seroepidemiological study of 289 children from endemic foci in azad jammu and kashmir by indirect fluorescent antibody technique.between january '85 and august '87, 22 cases of vl were seen at national institute of health, islamabad. three (14.6%) came from the previously known endemic region of gilgit, 15 (68.1%) from different localities in azad jammu and kashmir (aj&k), and 4 (17.3%) from neighbouring foci in nwfp and punjab. mean age of the patients was 4.2 years, (range, 10 months to 57 years) median 2.5 years and mode 2 years. high levels of leishmania antibodies were detected by indirect immunofluorescent antibody ...19892511344
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