Kala Azar in South Asia

Current Status and Challenges Ahead

Editors: Jha, T.K., Noiri, E. (Eds.)

  • Covers the diagnosis and treatment of visceral leishmaniasis
  • Provides essential information for scientists, medical practitioners and policy makers involved in the diagnosis, treatment and elimination of Kala-azar
  • Details methods that allow for points-of-care testing in the endemic area, enabling rapid detection in resource-poor settings with easy handling and low costs
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Therapeutic regimens for visceral leishmaniasis (also Kala-azar, Dum-dum fever or black fever), caused by parasitic protozoa of the Leishmania genus, evolve at a pace never seen before. Spread by tiny and abundant sand flies, the parasite infects internal organs and bone marrow and if left untreated will almost always result in the death of the host. In developing countries successful diagnosis and treatment are complicated by asymptomatic cases, undernutrition and Kala-azar/HIV co-infections.

This book brings together world-renown experts writing state-of-arts review on the progress in diagnosis and treatment of visceral leishmaniasis, ultimately leading to the complete elimination of this fatal disease from South Asia. The chapters provide valuable information for disease control as well as therapy and the diagnostic improvements necessary for early treatment, subclinical detection and drug-resistant cases. The presented methods allow for points-of-care testing in the endemic area, enabling rapid detection in resource-poor settings with easy handling and low costs. 

This book provides essential information for scientists, medical practitioners and policy makers involved in the diagnosis, treatment and elimination of Kala-azar.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Geographical Distribution of Kala-Azar in South Asia

    Hossain, Moazzem (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Pathology and Mechanism of Disease in Kala-Azar and Post-kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis

    Hossain, Moazzem (et al.)

    Pages 11-14

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Kala-Azar and Post-kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis

    Jamil, Kazi M. (et al.)

    Pages 15-18

  • Epidemiology of Drug-Resistant Kala-Azar in India and Neighboring Countries

    Jha, T.K.

    Pages 21-34

  • A Therapeutic Strategy for Treating Visceral Leishmaniasis in Regions with Drug Resistance

    Sundar, Shyam (et al.)

    Pages 35-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kala Azar in South Asia
Book Subtitle
Current Status and Challenges Ahead
Editors
  • T.K. Jha
  • E. Noiri
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0276-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9029-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 148
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