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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-4

Outbreak of kala-azar in Bombay.


Department of Hematology, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.

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S Bhatia
Department of Hematology, KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.

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A chance diagnosis of kala-azar in a patient referred from Acworth Leprosy Home in Bombay was followed up, resulting in an investigation of a total of 25 patients (inpatients and residents) for the presence of the disease. 30.3% of the patients investigated were found to be suffering from the disease. This confirms the earlier suspicion that Bombay and especially the Acworth Leprosy Home is an endemic area for kala-azar.






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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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