Parasitic Infections in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Authors: José M. Miró, MD, PhD; Miriam J. Álvarez-Martínez, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD; Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/20/21 (What's New)

Summary

    Epidemiology
    • Leishmaniasis is caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania
    • Leishmania is transmitted by the bite of sandflies
    • HIV and Leishmania coinfection has been associated with injection drug use[Desjeux 2004]
    Clinical Manifestations
      Diagnosis
        Preventing Exposure to the Pathogen
          Primary Prophylaxis
            Secondary Prophylaxis
              Treatment

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