Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis

Publication Date: December 7, 2016
Last Updated: December 16, 2022


1. The Panel recommends using multiple diagnostic approaches to maximize the likelihood of a positive Leishmania result, using methods such as visualization of the characteristic amastigote in smears or tissue (histopathology); parasite isolation by in vitro culture; molecular detection of parasite DNA; and, for VL, serologic testing (see Recs. 5, 6, 9, 21, 22 and Table 2). Simultaneous testing for other diagnoses (eg, by histopathology and culture) should be considered. ( S , L)



Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis

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