Title: [A report of two cases of disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis in Santander, Colombia]
Authors: Rincon Acelas, Melvin Yesid ×
Silva, Sandra Y
Dueñas, Ruby E
López-Jaramillo, Patricio #
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: Instituto de Salud en el Trópico, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Series Title: Revista de Salud Pública vol:11 issue:1 pages:145-50
Article number: S0124-00642009000100015
Abstract: Leishmaniasis is a zoonosis produced by the transmission of the protozoan leishmania caused by the bite of sand-flies from the Lutzomya specie. Several clinical manifestations present themselves, depending on the infecting strain and the host's immune response; the most frequent variety is localised cutaneous leishmaniasis. Atypical forms sometimes develop, such as the diffuse variety, in which the number of ulcers is greater than 10, thereby affecting several body areas requiring special considerations in its diagnosis and management. This article reports two cases of patients from endemic areas of Santander suffering from diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis produced by the L. panamensis strain. Protocols for the active search of this type of case in endemic areas throughout Colombia should be implemented.
ISSN: 0124-0064
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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