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Research Article

Prevalence, Features and Risk Factors for Malaria Co-Infections amongst Visceral Leishmaniasis Patients from Amudat Hospital, Uganda

  • Erika van den Bogaart equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Erika van den Bogaart, Marieke M. Z. Berkhout

    E.v.d.Bogaart@kit.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Marieke M. Z. Berkhout equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Erika van den Bogaart, Marieke M. Z. Berkhout

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Emily R. Adams,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Pètra F. Mens,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Elizabeth Sentongo,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Dawson B. Mbulamberi,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda

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  • Masja Straetemans,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Henk D. F. H. Schallig,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Francois Chappuis

    Affiliations: Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland, Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: April 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001617

About the Authors

Erika van den Bogaart, Marieke M. Z. Berkhout, Emily R. Adams, Pètra F. Mens, Masja Straetemans, Henk D. F. H. Schallig
Department of Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Elizabeth Sentongo
Department of Medical Microbiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
Dawson B. Mbulamberi
Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda
Francois Chappuis
Médecins Sans Frontières, Geneva, Switzerland
Francois Chappuis
Geneva University Hospitals and University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: E.v.d.Bogaart@kit.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EvdB ERA PFM HDFHS FC. Performed the experiments: EvdB MMZB ERA PFM MS ES DBM HDFHS FC. Analyzed the data: MMZB MS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EvdB MMZB ES DBM MS FC. Wrote the paper: EvdB. Reviewed the manuscript: MMZB ERA PFM ES DBM MS HDFHS FC.