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Glocal Hospital, India, India
Title: Kala-azar Elimination Programme in South-East Asia Region

KALA-AZAR ELIMINATION PROGRAMME IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA REGION Visceral Leishmaniasis or Kala-azar is characterized by fever (>14 days), anaemia, loss of body weight and most importantly splenomegaly. The disease is endemic in many parts of the world. In the South-East Asia region, the disease is prevalent in localized pockets of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and few indigenous cases in Bhutan. Kala-azar is a disease of poverty, causes stigmatization, retards economic growth and enhances malnutrition. The disease if not treated the patient dies in about two years due to undercurrent infection. Tuberculosis and worm infestations are common in kala-azar infection. At one time Sodium Stibogluconate was the sheet anchor of treatment of kala-azar (last 60-70 years). Over the years, the parasite called Leishmania donovani became resistant to the drug. Escalation of dosage was associated with cardiotoxicity and death. In the recent past, an international collaboration in India facilitated development of several safe and effective drugs. The most suitable drug was miltefosine, the first ever oral drug developed for kala-azar. This was followed by paromomycin, an injectable aminoglycoside. Amphotericin B and then lipid amphotericin were developed. Lipid amphotericin B is the safest and most effective drug for the treatment of kala-azar. A phase IV community trial showed that miltefosine may be used in the outpatient’s treatment of kala-azar. rK39, a rapid diagnostic test, was developed and vector control methods were in place. As the disease is localized and Phlebotomus argentepis was the only vector and man is the only reservoir, it was considered possible to eliminate the disease from the region. Currently, the incidence of kala-azar in all the three countries have come down drastically and approaching elimination target (less than 1 case per 10000 populations in endemic areas). This programme is viewed as “Poverty alleviation programme”.

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