Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis: Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)

Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 15;63(12):1539-1557. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw742.


It is important to realize that leishmaniasis guidelines cannot always account for individual variation among patients. They are not intended to supplant physician judgment with respect to particular patients or special clinical situations. The IDSA and ASTMH consider adherence to these guidelines to be voluntary, with the ultimate determinations regarding their application to be made by the physician in the light of each patient's individual circumstances.

Keywords: cutaneous leishmaniasis; immunocompromised host; leishmaniasis diagnostic testing; mucosal leishmaniasis; visceral leishmaniasis.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Leishmaniasis / diagnosis*
  • Leishmaniasis / therapy*