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.
|Journal||Netherlands Journal of Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
van Raalte, D. H., Wesselius, H. M., & de Klerk, G. (2014). Unexpected diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in a patient presenting with an infected ICD lead. Netherlands Journal of Medicine, 72(3), 146-148.