Furthermore, >50% of samples with positive leishmanin
test belonged to the individuals younger than 30 are of the most active group of the population due to their occupation, education, and activity.
The leishmanin skin test (LST) (Montenegro test), an intradermal injection of a suspension of killed promastigotes, measures delayed hypersensitivity reactions and appears to be the only screening test capable of detecting asymptomatic leishmania infections.
Seroepidemiological and leishmanin skin test surveys of visceral leishmaniasis in south and southwest Ethiopia.
A positive leishmanin skin test (LST) result indicates exposure to Leishmania spp.
6%) of the 170 patients showed a positive result on a leishmanin skin test.
In these cases, a diagnosis based only on clinical findings and positive leishmanin skin test result could lead to incorrect treatment and unnecessary control measures (10).