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Leishmaniose causada por Leishmania viannia braziliensis (Lvb) um caso de evolução atípica

The authors report a case of a child infected with Leishmania viannia braziliensis during breast feeding, who developed an infiltrated, granulomatous lesion of the lips, followed by dissemination to the face, nasal fossae and external ears. Post therapeutic clinical evolution was characterized by periods of regression and lesion reactivation. The seriousness of the case, and the therapeutic difficulties with the utilization of pentavalent antimonials, meglumine antimoniate (glucantime) and sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam) are discussed.

Leishmania viannia braziliensis; Brest feeding

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