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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
LIMA, Meiri Vanderlei Nogueira de et al. American cutaneous leishmaniasis with fatal outcome during pentavalent antimoniate treatment. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2007, vol.82, n.3, pp. 269-271. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962007000300010.
The authors report a case of a 58 years-old, hypertensive, diabetic female patient, with the diagnosis of American cutaneous leishmaniasis, undergoing treatment with Nmethyl glucamine antimoniate (15mg SbV/Kg/day). She was followed up by the basic health care service, but has died on the 18th treatment day.
Keywords : Antimony; Death; Drug toxicity; Leishmaniasis, cutaneous; Primary health care.