clinicopathological features of childhood visceral leishmaniasis in azad jammu & kashmir pakistan visceral leishmaniasis (vl) is endemic in azad jammu & kashmir. northern areas and northwest frontier province; the areas which lack adequate diagnostic facilities. this study describes the clinical and laboratory features in 61 cases of childhood vl.200516599035
leishmania infantum in the himalayas.visceral leishmaniasis (vl) was first reported in pakistan over 30 years ago from the remote north-eastern himalayan region. sporadic cases are now widely reported from the northern areas, part of north-west frontier province (nwfp) and punjab province, together with azad jammu and kashmir (ajk). two hundred and thirty-nine cases, mostly young children, have been reported in the last decade; 52% were under 2 years old, and 86% were aged less than 5 years; the male:female ratio was 3:1. in a cros ...19957747300
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