A Clinical Severity Scoring System for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Immunocompetent Patients in South Sudan

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619031
Title:
A Clinical Severity Scoring System for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Immunocompetent Patients in South Sudan
Authors:
Kämink, SS; Collin, SM; Harrison, T; Gatluak, F; Mullahzada, AW; Ritmeijer, K
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Abstract:
South Sudan is one of the most endemic countries for visceral leishmaniasis (VL), and is frequently affected by large epidemics. In resource-limited settings, clinicians require a simple clinical tool to identify VL patients who are at increased risk of dying, and who need specialised treatment with liposomal amphotericin B and other supportive care. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical severity scoring system based on risk factors for death in VL patients in South Sudan.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
2-Oct-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619031
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pntd.0005921
PubMed ID:
28968400
Submitted date:
2017-10-12
Language:
en
ISSN:
1935-2735
Appears in Collections:
Leishmaniasis/Kala Azar

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKämink, SSen
dc.contributor.authorCollin, SMen
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Ten
dc.contributor.authorGatluak, Fen
dc.contributor.authorMullahzada, AWen
dc.contributor.authorRitmeijer, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-24T14:03:07Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-24T14:03:07Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-02-
dc.date.submitted2017-10-12-
dc.identifier.citationA Clinical Severity Scoring System for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Immunocompetent Patients in South Sudan. 2017, 11 (10):e0005921 PLoS Negl Trop Disen
dc.identifier.issn1935-2735-
dc.identifier.pmid28968400-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pntd.0005921-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619031-
dc.description.abstractSouth Sudan is one of the most endemic countries for visceral leishmaniasis (VL), and is frequently affected by large epidemics. In resource-limited settings, clinicians require a simple clinical tool to identify VL patients who are at increased risk of dying, and who need specialised treatment with liposomal amphotericin B and other supportive care. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical severity scoring system based on risk factors for death in VL patients in South Sudan.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseasesen
dc.titleA Clinical Severity Scoring System for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Immunocompetent Patients in South Sudanen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseasesen

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