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Visceral leishmaniasis in a Scottish child.
  1. P Galea,
  2. K M Goel
  1. Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow.


    A Scottish girl acquired visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) while on holiday in Majorca. She presented with the infection, six months later, in Scotland. Because of inexperience with the disease and a degree of scepticism unnecessary investigations were carried out resulting in a delay in treatment.

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