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Table 3 Comparison of different VL series in adults

From: Visceral leishmaniasis in 26 HIV-negative adults

Parameter (%) I. Benlbaghdadi[18]
(n = 6)
K. Aoun[10]
(n = 18)
M. Afrit[11]
(n = 7)
P. Pagliano[19]
(n = 64)
Our series
(n = 26)
Fever 100 83 100 94 92
Splenomegaly 83 55 57 100 84
Hepatomegaly 50 38 57 100 35
Pallor 100 94    100
Haemorrhage 17     35
Lymphadenopathy   33 14   35
Pancytopenia 83 22 57   56
Inflammatory syndrome 100 83 71   100
Hyperproteinemia 50     27
Hypergammaglobulinemia 100 94 57   
Anti-Leishmania serology (+) 83 82 83 100 92
Amastigotes on bone marrow
smears
50 67 100 97 92
Favorable outcome 83   71   88
Deaths 1 case
(Hematemesis: PHT)
  1 case
(Severe sepsis)
1 case
(Relapse)
1 case
(unexplained)
  1. PHT = Portal hypertension