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Acta bioquímica clínica latinoamericana

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LLOVERAS, Susana; MORENO, Daniel; BAVA, Amadeo Javier  y  ORDUNA, Tomás. Diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a case report. Acta bioquím. clín. latinoam. [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.1, pp. 133-136. ISSN 0325-2957.

An Israeli patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis who had been travelling in Latin America during the previous year was described. The patient presented with two lesions, one crusty ulcer in the chin region which was slightly painful and with regional adenopathy, and a smaller ulcer in the lateral edge of the right eye. The diagnosis was established by microscopic observation of Leishmania sp. in skin scrapings stained with Giemsa. Systemic treatment with meglumine antimony (Glucantime ®), 20 mg / kg / day during 21 days was administered without adverse events and ulcer reepithelialization. Cutaneous leishmaniasis should be included in the differential diagnosis of tropical ulcers, and etiologic diagnosis requires a simple procedure, available to low-complexity laboratories.

Palabras clave : Cutaneous leishmaniasis; Leishmania brasiliensis; Tropical ulcer.

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