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Leishmaniasis - Authors' reply.

Lancet 2019 03;393(10174):872-873

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp 2000, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)33057-5DOI Listing
March 2019

Understanding the economic impact of leishmaniasis on households in endemic countries: a systematic review.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2019 01 12;17(1):57-69. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

b Early Detection and Prevention Section , International Agency for Research on Cancer , Lyon , France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14787210.2019.1555471DOI Listing
January 2019

Eliminating visceral leishmaniasis in South Asia: the road ahead.

BMJ 2019 Jan 22;364:k5224. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5224DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6340338PMC
January 2019

Community perception and knowledge of cystic echinococcosis in the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

BMC Public Health 2019 Jan 28;19(1):118. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

Department of Virology, Parasitology, and Immunology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820, Merelbeke, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6372-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6350308PMC
January 2019

Persistent febrile illnesses in Nepal: A systematic review.

Indian J Med Res 2018 Oct;148(4):385-395

Epidemiology and Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_505_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6362719PMC
October 2018

Leishmaniasis.

Lancet 2018 09 17;392(10151):951-970. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31204-2DOI Listing
September 2018

Why miltefosine-a life-saving drug for leishmaniasis-is unavailable to people who need it the most.

BMJ Glob Health 2018 3;3(3):e000709. Epub 2018 May 3.

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000709DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5935166PMC
May 2018

Tegumentary leishmaniasis and coinfections other than HIV.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 03 1;12(3):e0006125. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006125DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5832191PMC
March 2018

Psychosocial burden of localised cutaneous Leishmaniasis: a scoping review.

BMC Public Health 2018 03 15;18(1):358. Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5260-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5855994PMC
March 2018

Psychosocial impact of scars due to cutaneous leishmaniasis on high school students in Errachidia province, Morocco.

Infect Dis Poverty 2017 Apr 7;6(1):46. Epub 2017 Apr 7.

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40249-017-0267-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5383955PMC
April 2017

Visceral leishmaniasis in Somalia: A review of epidemiology and access to care.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 03 9;11(3):e0005231. Epub 2017 Mar 9.

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005231DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5344316PMC
March 2017

Elimination of visceral leishmaniasis on the Indian subcontinent.

Lancet Infect Dis 2016 Dec 28;16(12):e304-e309. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30140-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5177523PMC
December 2016

The Challenges of Conducting Clinical Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases in Remote Endemic Areas in Sudan.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 11 3;10(11):e0004736. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004736DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5094669PMC
November 2016

Clinical Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases: Challenges and Solutions.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 11 3;10(11):e0004853. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004853DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5094657PMC
November 2016

Transmission Dynamics of Visceral Leishmaniasis in the Indian Subcontinent - A Systematic Literature Review.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Aug 4;10(8):e0004896. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

Special Programme on Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004896DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4973965PMC
August 2016

Treatment of visceral leishmaniasis: pitfalls and stewardship.

Lancet Infect Dis 2016 07;16(7):777-778

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30091-3DOI Listing
July 2016

A systematic review of the evidence that swimming pools improve health and wellbeing in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2016 Feb 3;40(1):30-6. Epub 2015 Sep 3.

Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12433DOI Listing
February 2016

Feasibility of eliminating visceral leishmaniasis from the Indian subcontinent: explorations with a set of deterministic age-structured transmission models.

Parasit Vectors 2016 Jan 19;9:24. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-016-1292-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4717541PMC
January 2016

Control of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major in south-eastern Morocco.

Trop Med Int Health 2015 Oct 7;20(10):1297-305. Epub 2015 Jun 7.

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12543DOI Listing
October 2015

Evidence-based vector control? Improving the quality of vector control trials.

Trends Parasitol 2015 Aug 19;31(8):380-90. Epub 2015 May 19.

School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK. Electronic address:

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August 2015

Diagnostic work-up of neurological syndromes in a rural African setting: knowledge, attitudes and practices of health care providers.

PLoS One 2014 23;9(10):e110167. Epub 2014 Oct 23.

Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4207747PMC
June 2015

A comparative evaluation of the performance of commercially available rapid immunochromatographic tests for the diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in Bangladesh.

Parasit Vectors 2015 Jun 16;8:331. Epub 2015 Jun 16.

Center for Nutrition and Food Security, International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-015-0935-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4474327PMC
June 2015

From health advice to taboo: community perspectives on the treatment of sleeping sickness in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a qualitative study.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015 Apr 9;9(4):e0003686. Epub 2015 Apr 9.

Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; Université de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003686DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4391751PMC
April 2015

Arsenic exposure and outcomes of antimonial treatment in visceral leishmaniasis patients in Bihar, India: a retrospective cohort study.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015 Mar 2;9(3):e0003518. Epub 2015 Mar 2.

ISGlobal, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clínic-Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003518DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4346263PMC
March 2015

Clinical aspects of paediatric visceral leishmaniasis in North-west Ethiopia.

Trop Med Int Health 2015 Jan 20;20(1):8-16. Epub 2014 Oct 20.

University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12407DOI Listing
January 2015

High prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni in six health areas of - Kasansa health zone, Democratic Republic of the Congo: short report.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014 Dec 18;8(12):e3387. Epub 2014 Dec 18.

Department of Tropical Medicine, Université de Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Department of Epidemiology, Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003387DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4270747PMC
December 2014

Perceptions of health, health care and community-oriented health interventions in poor urban communities of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

PLoS One 2013 19;8(12):e84314. Epub 2013 Dec 19.

Department of Tropical Medicine, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo ; Epidemiology unit, Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo ; Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3868617PMC
October 2014

Health & Demographic Surveillance System profile: the Muzaffarpur-TMRC Health and Demographic Surveillance System.

Int J Epidemiol 2014 Oct 2;43(5):1450-7. Epub 2014 Sep 2.

Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic-Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyu178DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4190522PMC
October 2014

Burden of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer) and the underreporting ratio in the territory of Songololo, Democratic Republic of Congo.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013 5;7(12):e2563. Epub 2013 Dec 5.

General Reference Hospital of Kimpese, Institut Médical Evangélique, Kimpese, Bas-Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo ; Department of Public Health, Unit of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002563DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3855042PMC
July 2014

Visceral Leishmaniasis and HIV coinfection in East Africa.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014 Jun 26;8(6):e2869. Epub 2014 Jun 26.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002869DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4072530PMC
June 2014

Sensitivity and specificity of HAT Sero-K-SeT, a rapid diagnostic test for serodiagnosis of sleeping sickness caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense: a case-control study.

Lancet Glob Health 2014 Jun 9;2(6):e359-63. Epub 2014 May 9.

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp, Belgium; Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, UMR 177, Montpellier, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70203-7DOI Listing
June 2014

Diagnostic accuracy of loopamp Trypanosoma brucei detection kit for diagnosis of human African trypanosomiasis in clinical samples.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013 17;7(10):e2504. Epub 2013 Oct 17.

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium ; Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa University, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo ; Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002504DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3798548PMC
May 2014

Asymptomatic Leishmania infection: a new challenge for Leishmania control.

Clin Infect Dis 2014 May 27;58(10):1424-9. Epub 2014 Feb 27.

Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciu102DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4001287PMC
May 2014

Significantly lower anti-Leishmania IgG responses in Sudanese versus Indian visceral leishmaniasis.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2014 Feb 20;8(2):e2675. Epub 2014 Feb 20.

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002675DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3930516PMC
February 2014

Comparative evaluation of blood and serum samples in rapid immunochromatographic tests for visceral leishmaniasis.

J Clin Microbiol 2013 Dec 18;51(12):3955-9. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01232-13DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3838042PMC
December 2013

Reply to Das.

Clin Infect Dis 2013 Nov 13;57(9):1365-6. Epub 2013 Aug 13.

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/cit510DOI Listing
November 2013

Comparison of visceral leishmaniasis diagnostic antigens in African and Asian Leishmania donovani reveals extensive diversity and region-specific polymorphisms.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013 28;7(2):e2057. Epub 2013 Feb 28.

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002057DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3585016PMC
July 2013

The household costs of visceral leishmaniasis care in south-eastern Nepal.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013 28;7(2):e2062. Epub 2013 Feb 28.

Department of Internal Medicine, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Ghopa, Dharan, Nepal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002062DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3585119PMC
July 2013