Iranian Journal of Parasitology 2018. 13(1):145-148.

Brain Parenchyma (pons) Involvement by Visceral Leishmaniasis: A Case Report
Moslem SEDAGHATTALAB, Arsalan AZIZI

Abstract


Leishmaniasis, as a vector-borne disease, is transmitted by sandfly and caused by Leishmania protozoa. Brain involvement rarely occurs in visceral leishmaniasis. In this paper, a rare case of pons involvement by visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is reported. A 54 yr old man from Southwest of Iran (Yasuj) presented to the Emergency Ward with a 3-wk history of headache (continuous, throbbing, and general), fever, chills, weakness, anorexia, and weight loss.


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Brain; Pons; Leishmaniasis;Visceral

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