Leishmaniasis

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<I>Leishmaniasis </I>

Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies and caused by obligate intracellular protozoa of the genus Leishmania. Leishmaniasis consists of several clinical syndromes, among which Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a fatal systemic disease if left untreated.

Early diagnosis of VL is essential for both individual patients and the community, and considered an essential component of VL control.

IT LEISH is a rapid, immunochromatographic test using recombinant antigen k39 to detect the presence of antibodies against Leishmania sp. on serum, plasma, or whole blood samples.