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Volume 12, Number 8—August 2006

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Changing Pattern of Visceral Leishmaniasis, United Kingdom, 1985-2004

Aeesha N.J. Malik*, Lawrence John*, Anthony D.M. Bryceson*, and Diana N.J. Lockwood*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London, United Kingdom

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Table 1

Serologic testing in patients with and without HIV infection*

VL cases (no. patients) IFAT
DAT
LATEX
k39
+ + + +
HIV negative (20) 18 0 20 0 5 0 4 0
HIV infected (13) 1 8 0 9 0 1 1 0

*VL, visceral leishmaniasis; IFAT, indirect immunofluorescent antibody test, 1985–1994; DAT, direct antibody agglutination test (beginning in 1989); LATEX, latex agglutination test, 1996–2003; k39, recombinant k39 antigen detection test (beginning in 2002); +, positive result; –, negative result.

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