Visceral leishmaniasis revealed by a squamous cell carcinoma in an HIV-1 infected patient

P. Donati, G. Paolino, C. Panetta, L. Muscardin, C. Cota, M. Giuliani

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Abstract

We present a case of visceral leishmaniasis confirmed after the histological investigation of an ulcerate lesion of the scalp in an HIV-1-infected patient receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Histological examination of the skin lesion revealed a squamous cell carcinoma superinfected by amastigotes of Leishmania infantum from the bloodstream. Because HIV-1-infected individuals can harbour parasitic infections in normal and neoplastic tissue, it is necessary to examine carefully any skin lesions, particularly those with uncommon aspects or a worsening course, to exclude superinfections by unsuspected pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalInfection
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Visceral Leishmaniasis
HIV-1
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Leishmania infantum
Superinfection
Skin
Parasitic Diseases
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Scalp

Keywords

  • HIV-1
  • Leishmania infantum
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Visceral leishmaniasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Visceral leishmaniasis revealed by a squamous cell carcinoma in an HIV-1 infected patient. / Donati, P.; Paolino, G.; Panetta, C.; Muscardin, L.; Cota, C.; Giuliani, M.

In: Infection, Vol. 41, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 575-578.

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