TITLE

Unusual Presentation of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Ocular Leishmaniasis

AUTHOR(S)
Doroodgar, Masoud; Doroodgar, Moein; Doroodgar, Abbas
PUB. DATE
January 2017
SOURCE
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases;1/22/2017, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The leishmaniases are parasitic diseases that are transmitted to humans by infected female sandflies. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is one of 3 main forms of the disease. CL is the most common form of the disease and is endemic in many urban and rural parts of Iran and usually caused by two species of Leishmania: L. major and L. tropica. We report a case of unusual leishmaniasis with 25 lesions on exposed parts of the body and right eyelid involvement (ocular leishmaniasis). The patient was a 75-year-old male farmer referred to health care center in Aran va Bidgol city. The disease was diagnosed by direct smear, culture, and PCR from the lesions. PCR was positive for Leishmania major.
ACCESSION #
120861668

 

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