Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images
Cite this page: Arora, K. Visceral leishmaniasis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/liverleish.html. Accessed December 14th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Cases due to Leishmania infantum are endemic in Southern France, associated with HIV (Hum Pathol 2000;31:75)
- Fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia are common; often fatal when associated with HIV
- Diagnosis: amastigotes (Leishmania donovani [LD] bodies) in bone marrow smears or biopsies (skin, GI, liver, duodenum)
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Rounded bodies 2 - 3 microns within macrophages and sinusoidal endothelial cells