A case of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis

Pietro Galioto, Vincenzo Fornaro

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Leishmaniasis is prevalent in most warm-climate areas of the world. We describe a long-undiagnosed case of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in Italy that might have been contracted in Costa Rica. The patient's signs and symptoms included granulomatous-like lesions on the forehead and legs, nasal obstruction accompanied by serous and crusted rhinorrhea, and diffuse granulomatous-like lesions in the septum and turbinates. The patient was treated with three on-off cycles of itraconazole. At the 1-year follow-up, all his lesions had nearly disappeared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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