Leishmania donovani bodies in bone marrow

Natasha Ali, Shabneez Hussain

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We report a case of a 5-year-old female, resident of Afghanistan, who presented with fever and massive splenomegaly. Bone marrow revealed Leishmania donovani bodies (LD bodies) in macrophages characterized by a kinetoplast and characteristic double dot appearance. She was diagnosed as visceral leishmaniasis which is transmitted by sandflies (Phlebotomus).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-239
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Case Reports
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


  • Leishmania donovani bodies
  • Phlebotomus
  • sandflies
  • visceral leishmaniasis


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