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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682

Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. vol.27 no.2 Uberaba Apr./June 1994

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86821994000200007 

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Mucosal leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis L(V)b in Três Braços, Bahia-Brazil

 

 

Philip Davis Marsden

Adress to correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

Brazilian mucosal leshmaniasis is briefly reviewed, emphasis being given to recent advances clinical management. Patients continue to occupy much hospital bed space and in some cases are notoriously difficult to treat. Indefinite follow up is recommended. Many aspects of the aetiology remain mysterious although Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis is the most common organism isolated. Perspectives for a more effective treatment, oral and cheap, are still remote.

Keywords: Mucosal leishmaniasis. Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis. CUnicalmanagement. Três Braços, Brazil.


RESUMO

Neste trabalho, é feita uma breve revisão da leishmaniose mucosa existente no Brasil enfatizando os recentes avanços no tratamento clinico. Os pacientes frequentemente ocupam os leitos hospitalares e alguns casos são notoriamente difíceis de tratar. Recomenda-se um acompanhamento por tempo indefinido. Embora a Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis seja o microorganismo mais comumente isolado, muitos aspectos da etiologia permanecem obscuros. As perpectivas de um tratamento oral e barato são ainda remotas.

Palavras-chave: Leishmaniose mucosa. Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis. Tratamento cUnico. Três Braços, Brasil.


 

 

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Adress to correspondence:
Prof. Philip Davis Marsden.
Núcleo de Medicina Tropical e Nutrição/UnB.
Caixa Postal 04-671
70919-970
Brasilia, DF, Brasil.

 

 

Recebido para publicação em 22/10/93.

 

 

Núcleo de Medicina Tropical e Nutrição da Universidade de Brasília, Brasília, DF.
Supported by NIH grant AI 16282.

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