Case report

leishmaniasis of the upper lip

Stefano Veraldi, Silvia Bottini, Maria Chiara Persico, Luisa Lunardon

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Abstract

We report a case of leishmaniasis localized to the upper lip in a 77-year-old Italian man. The disease was characterized by a severe swelling which involved the right side of the upper lip. The swelling was slightly erythematous with crusts and scaling. Consistency was parenchymatous-hard. The lesion was asymptomatic. Histopathologic examination showed an inflammatory infiltrate consisting of lymphocytes, histiocytes, and plasma cells. Several Leishmania spp. amastigotes were observed in the cytoplasm of macrophages. Cultural examination on Novy-MacNeal-Nicolle medium was positive for Leishmania spp. Polymerase chain reaction was positive for Leishmania infantum. The patient was treated with IM N-methylglucamine antimonate, with complete remission in approximately 6 weeks. During follow-up of 9 months, no relapses were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-661
Number of pages3
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
Volume104
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

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Leishmaniasis
Leishmania
Lip
Leishmania infantum
Histiocytes
Plasma Cells
Cytoplasm
Macrophages
Lymphocytes
Recurrence
Polymerase Chain Reaction
meglumine antimoniate

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  • Dentistry(all)
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery

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Case report : leishmaniasis of the upper lip. / Veraldi, Stefano; Bottini, Silvia; Persico, Maria Chiara; Lunardon, Luisa.

In: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics, Vol. 104, No. 5, 11.2007, p. 659-661.

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Veraldi, Stefano ; Bottini, Silvia ; Persico, Maria Chiara ; Lunardon, Luisa. / Case report : leishmaniasis of the upper lip. In: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics. 2007 ; Vol. 104, No. 5. pp. 659-661.
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