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Atypical post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis resembling histoid leprosy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9364826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An adult male with atypical lesions of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is described. He had extensive ulcerated noduloplaque lesions on his hands, feet and genitalia. He had been diagnosed and treated for leprosy in the past. He came from an area endemic for kala-azar and leprosy and had a previous history of kala-azar. There was an abundance of Leishman Donovan bodies in slitskin smears and in histopathology sections. There was a good therapeutic response to sodium stibogluconate. An ulcerative variant of PKDL has been described but is extremely rare. Extensive lesions with ulceration have not been described before to the best of our knowledge. The epidemiological significance of the case is discussed.
A Chakrabarti; B Kumar; A Das; V K Mahajan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leprosy review     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0305-7518     ISO Abbreviation:  Lepr Rev     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-15     Completed Date:  1997-12-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243711     Medline TA:  Lepr Rev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Foot / pathology
Genitalia, Male / pathology
Hand / pathology
Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous / diagnosis*
Leprosy, Lepromatous / diagnosis*
Skin / pathology

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