Author | Mary Bai, MD

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Atypical Presentation of Visceral Leishmaniasis

September 14, 2005

Fever occurring twice daily, accompanied by profuse sweating, anorexia, and malaise of 15 days' duration resulted in hospitalization of a 31-year-old woman. At this time, her temperature was 37.6°C (99.7°F); blood pressure, 110/70 mm Hg; pulse rate, 90 beats per minute; and respiratory rate, 18 breaths per minute. A palpable spleen was about 3 to 5 cm below the left subcostal margin. Neither lymphadenopathy nor hepatomegaly was noted.