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Journal of Tropical Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 126093, 8 pages
Visceral Leishmaniasis Clinical Management in Endemic Districts of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh
1Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu 44168, Nepal
2KEM Hospital Research Center, Pune, Maharashtra 411011, India
3Umeå Center for Global Health Research, Umea University, 90187 Umeå, Sweden
4Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar 800007, India
5Institute of Medical Sciences, Banares Hindu University, Varanasi 221105, India
6International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh
7BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan 56700, Nepal
8Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
9Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool L35QA, UK
Received 20 December 2011; Accepted 21 February 2012
Academic Editor: Aditya Prasad Dash
Copyright © 2012 Megha Raj Banjara et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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