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Research Article

Pediatric Visceral Leishmaniasis in Albania: A Retrospective Analysis of 1,210 Consecutive Hospitalized Patients (1995–2009)

  • Raida Petrela,

    Affiliation: Pediatric Department, University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Tirana, Albania

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  • Loreta Kuneshka,

    Affiliation: Pediatric Department, University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Tirana, Albania

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  • Eli Foto,

    Affiliation: Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania

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  • Ferit Zavalani,

    Affiliation: Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania

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  • Luigi Gradoni mail

    luigi.gradoni@iss.it

    Affiliation: Unit of Vector-Borne Diseases and International Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

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  • Published: September 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000814

About the Authors

Raida Petrela, Loreta Kuneshka
Pediatric Department, University Hospital Center “Mother Theresa”, Tirana, Albania
Eli Foto, Ferit Zavalani
Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania
Luigi Gradoni
Unit of Vector-Borne Diseases and International Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: luigi.gradoni@iss.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RP. Analyzed the data: RP LK EF FZ LG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EF FZ. Wrote the paper: RP LG.