HENRY D. ECKER; JOSEPH M. LUBITZ
Kala-azar (visceral Leishmaniasis) is a disease now demanding a higher index of suspicion among physicians in the United States. Although only nine cases have been reported in the United States up to the present time, the possible presence of kala-azar must be considered in returned veterans exhibiting unexplained fever. The report presented here emphasizes this point, records two cases diagnosed at the U. S. Marine Hospital, New Orleans, La., and discusses treatment with stilbamidine for the first time in this country.
McKhann, in a personal communication to Packchanian,1 reported in 1937 the case of an Italian boy developing symptoms in
ECKER HD, LUBITZ JM. KALA-AZAR IN THE UNITED STATES: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF TWO CASES: STILBAMIDINE TREATMENT*. Ann Intern Med. 1947;26:720–733. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-26-5-720
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