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Rapidly progressing facial leishmaniasis: effective treatment with liposomal amphotericin B and a review of the management of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Paediatr Int Child Health. 2018 05; 38(2):158-161.PI

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a common condition in many parts of the world, is being increasingly encountered in non-endemic countries secondary to immigration. The clinical manifestations and course can vary substantially, with appropriate management ranging from observation for self-healing lesions to urgent treatment to prevent damaging anatomical and cosmetic sequelae. While there are now several effective medications, optimal therapy is not well defined, and decision-making can be challenged by the location of lesions and various drug issues, including availability, mode of delivery and adverse effects. A 7-year-old Afghani boy who presented shortly after arriving in the United States with a rapidly progressing crusting and ulcerative facial rash caused by Leishmania tropica is described. The various drugs currently available for CL and experience of using liposomal amphotericin B specifically are reviewed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases , University at Buffalo, State University of New York , Buffalo , NY , USA.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28281913

Citation

Islam, Shamim. "Rapidly Progressing Facial Leishmaniasis: Effective Treatment With Liposomal Amphotericin B and a Review of the Management of Old World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis." Paediatrics and International Child Health, vol. 38, no. 2, 2018, pp. 158-161.
Islam S. Rapidly progressing facial leishmaniasis: effective treatment with liposomal amphotericin B and a review of the management of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2018;38(2):158-161.
Islam, S. (2018). Rapidly progressing facial leishmaniasis: effective treatment with liposomal amphotericin B and a review of the management of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis. Paediatrics and International Child Health, 38(2), 158-161. https://doi.org/10.1080/20469047.2017.1296216
Islam S. Rapidly Progressing Facial Leishmaniasis: Effective Treatment With Liposomal Amphotericin B and a Review of the Management of Old World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2018;38(2):158-161. PubMed PMID: 28281913.
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