Disseminated American muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania brasiliensis brasiliensis in a patient with AIDS: a case report

Abstract

The authors report a case of culture-proven disseminated American muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania brasiliensis brasiliensis in an HIV positive patient. Lesions began in the oropharynx and nasal mucosa eventually spreading to much of the skin surface. The response to a short course of glucantime therapy was good.

muco-cutaneos leishmaniasis; HIV infection


ABSTRACT

Disseminated American muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania brasiliensis brasiliensis in a patient with AIDS: a case report

Elizabeth S. Machado1

Maria da Providencia Braga1

Alda Maria Da-Cruz2

Sérgio G. Coutinho2

Alba Regina M. Vieira1

Marcio S. Rutowitsch1

Tulia Cuzzi-Maya3

Gabriel Grimaldi Junior4

Jacquelie A. Menezes1

Hospital dos Servidores do Estado, Serviço de DIP, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Dept. Protozoologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Hosp. Evandro Chagas, Laboratório de Anatomia Patológica, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Imunologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

The authors report a case of culture-proven disseminated American muco-cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania brasiliensis brasiliensis in an HIV positive patient. Lesions began in the oropharynx and nasal mucosa eventually spreading to much of the skin surface. The response to a short course of glucantime therapy was good.

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    04 June 2009
  • Date of issue
    Dec 1992
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