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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

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Leishmaniasis in Germany

Gundel Harms*Comments to Author , Gabriele Schönian*, and Hermann Feldmeier†
Author affiliations: *Charité, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany; †Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Table 2

Characteristics of patients with visceral leishmaniasis, Germanya

No. Exposure Status Sex Age Risk factor Leishmania species Treatment Outcome
1
Italy
Tourist
M
2 y
Child
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
2
Italy
Tourist
F
5 y
Child
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
3
Italy
Tourist
M
11 y
Child
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
4
Spain
Tourist
F
8 mo
Child
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
5
Spain
Tourist
M
9 mo
Child
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
6
Iran
Immigrant
M
7 y
Child
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
7
Spain
Tourist
M
43 y
HIV
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B;
Maintenance therapy:
HAART plus liposomal amphotericin B once monthly
No relapse for 6 months
8
Spain (Ibiza)
Tourist
M
48 y
HIV
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B;
Maintenance therapy:
HAART plus liposomal amphotericin B once monthly
No relapse for 8 months
9
Portugal
Visitor
M
29 y
HIV
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B;
Maintenance therapy:
HAART plus liposomal amphotericin B once monthly
unknown
10
France
Tourist
M
31y
HIV
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B;
Maintenance therapy:
HAART plus liposomal amphotericin B once monthly
Relapse after 4 months; retreatment with Liposomal Amphotericin B; No relapse for 3 months
11
Angola
Immigrant
M
40 y
HIV
L. donovani complex
Systemic pentavalent antimonials
Maintenance therapy:
HAART plus pentavalent antimonials once monthly
unknown
12
Togo
Immigrant
M
37 y
HIV
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
13
Italy (Sicily)
Visitor
M
31 y
Thymoma
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
14
Italy (Ischia)
Tourist
M
67 y
Methotrexate/steroids
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
15
Italy (Sicily)
Tourist
M
68 y
Methotrexate
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
16
Italy (Ischia)
Tourist
M
70 y
Splenectomy
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
17
Spain
Tourist
M
51 y
Splenectomy
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
18
Greece (Korfu)
Tourist
M
66 y
Diabetes mellitus Hypertonus
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
19
Spain
Tourist
M
52 y
Hypertonus
Hypercholesterolemia
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
20
Greece (Korfu)
Tourist
M
45 y
Diabetes mellitus
Emphysema
L. donovani complex
Systemic pentavalent antimonoials
Cured
21
Tunisia
Tourist
M
53 y
Hypertonus
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
22
Malta
Tourist
F
55 y
-
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
23 China Tourist M 67 y - n.d. Liposomal amphotericin B Cured

an.d., not done; IFN, interferon.

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