Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
AMATO NETO, Vicente and BLANCO FILHO, Fermin. A case of visceral leishmaniasis contracted in the State of S. Paulo, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1981, vol.15, n.6, pp. 643-645. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101981000600007.
A case of visceral leishmaniasis in a two-year-old child who has always lived in Capão Redondo, situated in Greater S. Paulo (Brazil), was reported. Although congenital transmission or blood transfusion were considered, it is probable that the infection originated in the usual mechanism, thus constituting an autochthonous occurrence in the State of S. Paulo. The State Health Department was notified of the case in order that it could be investigated and necessary measures taken.
Keywords : Leishmaniasis, visceral [antochtonous occurrence]; State of S. Paulo, Brazil.