A Clinical Severity Scoring System for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Immunocompetent Patients in South Sudan
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JournalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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.
PublisherPublic Library of Science