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What are the tests for kala-azar?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: Biopsy or blood test
Leishmania (kala-azar) is best diagnosed by taking a careful history, including travel to areas where leishmania is found.
Many tests are avaialble, choice will depend upon specific symptoms.Consult an infectious disease specialist to help.Tests include: biopsy of spleen, bone marrow, lymph node or skin. Blood test include immnunofloursent assays, PCR www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002362/.

In brief: Biopsy or blood test
Leishmania (kala-azar) is best diagnosed by taking a careful history, including travel to areas where leishmania is found.
Many tests are avaialble, choice will depend upon specific symptoms.Consult an infectious disease specialist to help.Tests include: biopsy of spleen, bone marrow, lymph node or skin. Blood test include immnunofloursent assays, PCR www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002362/.
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