Outbreak of kala-azar in Bombay.

S. Bhatia*, N. Patel, S. Gulhane, V. Dongre, F. F. Jijina, A. V. Pathare

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A chance diagnosis of kala-azar in a patient referred from Acworth Leprosy Home in Bombay was followed up, resulting in an investigation of a total of 25 patients (inpatients and residents) for the presence of the disease. 30.3% of the patients investigated were found to be suffering from the disease. This confirms the earlier suspicion that Bombay and especially the Acworth Leprosy Home is an endemic area for kala-azar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Postgraduate Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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