Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis: A Review

Heena Sachdeva, Manish Sharma
2016 International Journal of Advanced Research in Science, Engineering and Technology   unpublished
The diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis involves isolation of the parasites in culture or invasive and risky techniques including demonstration of parasite in stained preparations of relevant tissues such as spleen, bone marrow or lymph node by light microscopic examination remains a gold standard. Serological tests using rK39 in ELISA or rapid immunochromatographic tests, direct agglutination test and immunoblotting which are based on the detection of antileishmanial antibodies are costly,
more » ... ies are costly, require sophisticated techniques.