A case of kala-azar diagnosed by bone marrow aspiration.

Noor Hamidah Hussin, S. K. Cheong, J. Abu Hassan

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A 35-year-old man from Bangladesh, who had been in Malaysia for approximately a year, was extensively investigated for more than two months in a state hospital for pyrexia with hepatosplenomegaly. However, no obvious cause of his illness was found. He was treated with multiple antibiotics with no resolution of pyrexia and hepatosplenomegaly. He was later referred to the Haematology Unit, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for further assessment as a case of lymphoma. On carefully reviewing his bone marrow aspirate smears, the diagnosis of leishmaniasis (kala-azar) was finally made. The patient responded to treatment with pentamidine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalThe Malaysian journal of pathology
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1995

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Visceral Leishmaniasis
Malaysia
Fever
Bone Marrow
Pentamidine
State Hospitals
Leishmaniasis
Bangladesh
Hematology
Lymphoma
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Therapeutics

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Hussin, N. H., Cheong, S. K., & Abu Hassan, J. (1995). A case of kala-azar diagnosed by bone marrow aspiration. The Malaysian journal of pathology, 17(1), 39-41.

A case of kala-azar diagnosed by bone marrow aspiration. / Hussin, Noor Hamidah; Cheong, S. K.; Abu Hassan, J.

In: The Malaysian journal of pathology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 06.1995, p. 39-41.

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Hussin, NH, Cheong, SK & Abu Hassan, J 1995, 'A case of kala-azar diagnosed by bone marrow aspiration.', The Malaysian journal of pathology, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 39-41.
Hussin NH, Cheong SK, Abu Hassan J. A case of kala-azar diagnosed by bone marrow aspiration. The Malaysian journal of pathology. 1995 Jun;17(1):39-41.
Hussin, Noor Hamidah ; Cheong, S. K. ; Abu Hassan, J. / A case of kala-azar diagnosed by bone marrow aspiration. In: The Malaysian journal of pathology. 1995 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 39-41.
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