Atypical disseminated leishmaniasis resembling post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in an HIV-infected patient

E. Boumis, P. Chinello, C. Della Rocca, M. G. Paglia, M. F. Proietti, N. Petrosillo

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Abstract

Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is very uncommon among HIV-positive patients, and very few cases have so far been documented. A case of atypical disseminated leishmaniasis resembling PKDL in an HIV-positive patient successfully treated with N-methylglucamine antimoniate is reported. The polymerase chain reaction performed on the skin lesions was positive for Leishmania infantum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-353
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

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Keywords

  • Atypical disseminated leishmaniasis
  • HIV
  • Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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