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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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FERRARI, Teresa Cristina de Abreu et al. Isolation of Leishmania sp. from aqueous humor of a patient with cutaneous disseminated leishmaniasis and bilateral iridocyclitis (preliminary report). Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1990, vol.32, n.4, pp.296-298. ISSN 1678-9946.

The Authors report an uncommon case of leishmaniasis with disseminated cutaneous lesions, systemic manifestations and ocular involvement, the latter being characterized by bilateral nongranulomatous iridocyclitis. The severity of the oph-thalmologic lesions and its unresponsiveness to therapy (in spite of satisfactory regression of both systemic and cutaneous manifestations) lead to a needle aspiration of the anterior eye chamber, content. From this material Leishmania sp was isolated. To our knowledge this is the first time that Leishmania has been shown into the ocular globe.

Keywords : Ocular leishmaniasis; Leishmaniasis; Iridocyclitis.

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