Leishmaniasis presenting as severe anaemia in an adult female Nigerian

OD Kazeem, AA Oyekunle, LL Salawu, IA Adediran, NO Akinola, KB Badmos, OS Ojo, MA Durosinmi



Visceral leishmaniasis is a rare cause of anaemia. We report a case of visceral leishmaniasis presenting as severe anaemia and pyrexia of unknown origin in an adult female Nigerian. The objective was to highlight the importance of exhaustive investigations in the diagnosis of anaemia and pyrexia of unknown origin in our environment.

Keywords: visceral leishmaniasis, chronic anaemia, pyrexia of unknown origin, Nigeria

African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology Vol. 6 (3) 2005: 253-255