Coinfection and delayed diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis: Died predecessors factors

Jaciel de Oliveira Clementino, Daniel Gallina Martins Abrahão, Manoel Sebastião da Costa Lima Junior, Herintha Coeto Neitzke Abreu


Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is an anthropozoonosis caused by Leishmania infantum in most Brazilian states and is known for its significant lethality resulting from improper diagnosis and treatment. VL is difficult to diagnose because its clinical manifestations and laboratory abnormalities are analogous to several other pathologies. We report a case of a 54-year-old man, negative for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), with VL who was initially diagnosed with anemia, consumptive syndrome, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and septic shock and died due to a delayed diagnosis of VL. 

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Case Reports in Clinical Pathology

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