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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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VERA, Luis Angel et al. Cutaneous leishmaniotic ulcers with Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2002, vol.35, n.4, pp. 311-313. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822002000400006.
In a prospective study to evaluate the influence of secondary bacterial infection on the evaluation of cutaneous leishmaniasis, in Corte de Pedra (Bahia), we isolated Corynebacterium diphtheriae in 7 (8.3%) out of 84 patients with ulcers studied. Due to the small number of patients with the presence of the bacteria in the ulcer, we could not conclude whether Corynebacterium diphtheriae behaves only as a colonizer nor its influence on the healing of the leishmaniotic ulcer.
Keywords : Tegumentary leishmaniasis; Ulcer; Infection; Corynebacterium diphtheriae.