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WHO Neglected Tropical Diseases Department (2022)   C_WHO

The leishmaniases are a group of diseases caused by Leishmania spp., which occur in cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral forms. They are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which disproportionately affect marginalized populations who have limited access to health care. HIV co-infected patients with Leishmania infection are highly infectious to sandflies, and an increase in the coinfection rate in an endemic area is likely to increase the effective infective reservoir.

visceral leishmaniasis (VL),  hiv,  opportunistic infections,  South-East Asia,  east africa,