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Leishmaniasis, visceral
Diagnostic Strategies
  1. To diagnose a symptomatic case
    If a case is suspected from clinical findings, the detection of circulating antibodies is the next diagnostic choice. Confirmation of the diagnosis is then done by PCR or if this is not available, by microscopy.
     
  2. To screen an exposed population
    For epidemiological studies, the direct agglutination test (DAT) is a convenient choice for screening.