Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Key clinical message:
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).
Clinical Case Reports
(2014). Leishmania donovani bodies in bone marrow. Clinical Case Reports, 2(5), 238-239.
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