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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2002 October;137(5):353-8

Copyright © 2002 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Atypical cutaneous leishmaniasis. An interesting clinical case

Riccardi F. 1, Silvestri A. 2, Macciomei M. C. 3

1 Ambulatorio di Dermatologia e Malattie Veneree 2 Laboratorio di Microbiologia 3 Anatomia ed Istologia Patologica Ospedale S. Camillo, A.O. S. Camillo-Forlanini, Roma


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We have studied a case of atypical autochthonous cutaneous leishmaniasis which created a series of diagnostic and therapeutic problems. The atypicial nature of the clinical presentation of the lesion and the aspecificity of the histological phlogosis described at the beginning made the differential diagnostic problem more complex. The female patient also proved intolerant to systemic pharmacological treatment with glucantim. Clinical cure was obtained by modifying the therapy even though, owing to the high cast of Ambisome treatment, the patient had to be hospitalised for the entire duration of the treatment.

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