Eman Z Younis1*, Hayam Elawamy A2, Afaf Aldinali3 and Rabia El Ghazal B4
1Department of Biology, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya 2Department of Medical Laboratory, College of Medical Technology, Benghazi, Libya 3Department of Pediatrics and Laboratory, University of Benghazi, Libya 4Department of Laboratory, Pediatrics Benghazi, University of Benghazi, LibyaFulltext PDF
According to the World Health Organization Visceral leishmaniasis is a neglected disease and considered a fatal if left untreated. The current retrospective study describes biochemical parameters and epidemiological of 41 VL patients admitted to a Pediatrics hospital in Benghazi, that came from 7 areas distributed in Libyan, the prevalence rate was higher in males 70.7% than in females 29.3%, the majority of the cases (68.3%) were 12 to 15 years old, contributed to Increase in the level of (aspartate aminotransferase), (alanine aminotransferase), alkaline phosphatase, and (C-Reactive Proteins) were seen in 100, 95.1, 85.4 and 36.5% of cases, respectively.
Visceral leishmaniasis; Leishmania donovani; Bone marrow; C-Reactive Proteins; Benghazi
Younis EZ, Khater HF, Hayam Elawamy A, Aldinali A, Rabia El Ghazal B. Biochemical Assays and Epidemiological Status of Visceral Leishmaniasis among Patient Attending to Benghazi Children's Hospital. Ann Microbiol Immunol. 2020; 3(1): 1022..