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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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PICCOLO JOHANNING, Loretta et al. Leishmaniasis: Therapeutic options in the pediatric population. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.1, pp.52-64. ISSN 2215-5287.

Leishmaniasis is a chronic parasitic disease endemic in many parts of the world. The variability of strains, their clinic and response to treatment has led to their classification into two major groups: New World leishmaniasis and Old World leishmaniasis. According to this, the recommendations regarding management and follow-up vary. In this review, emphasis is placed on leishmaniasis in our environment, reviewing therapeutic options and possibilities mainly in the pediatric population.

Keywords : Leishmaniasis - Pediatric population - Leishmania species - treatment in children.

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