Visceral leishmaniasis in HIV-infected patients in the south of France

Bull World Health Organ. 1995;73(2):245-6.


Between 1989 and 1993, investigations by classical parasitological procedures of 139 HIV-infected adults living in visceral leishmaniasis (VL) endemic areas showed that 10 of them (7.2%) were positive for Leishmania (by stained smears and culture). In the same period we identified 15 VL cases in patients not infected with HIV. Thus, 40% (10/25) of our VL cases were associated with HIV infection.

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / epidemiology*
  • Adult
  • Female
  • France / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral / complications*
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged