Diffuse Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in HIV

Vandana Mehta, C. Balachandran, Raghavendra Rao, Sumeet Kaur Dil, Laxmi Indusri

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Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by the intracellular protozoan parasite belonging to the genus leishmania and is characterized by a myriad of clinical lesions including papules, nodules, and ulcers. Diffuse cutaneous forms of leishmaniasis are rare. We report a rare case from South India of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis masquerading as lepromatous leprosy in the context of HIV infection.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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