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Calcified Bodies in New World Cutaneous Leishmaniasis.
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PMID:  22042260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a case of a 9-year-old boy who presented with 2 lesions that were compatible clinically with cutaneous leishmaniasis of the New World. A skin biopsy showed tuberculoid granulomas with rounded calcified bodies. The diagnosis was supported by a positive leishmanin test and a positive polymerase chain reaction. The patient responded to specific treatment for leishmaniasis. These calcified bodies, described under different names in the literature (Michaelis-Gutmann bodies, Schaumann bodies, psammoma bodies, or conchoidal bodies), have been reported in an experimental leishmaniasis and, only once before, in a case of human leishmaniasis of the Old World.
Patricia Alvarez; Cesar Salinas; Francisco Bravo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-29
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Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1533-0311     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-11-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Laboratorio Universitario de Dermatopatologia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru; and †Servicio de Dermatologia, Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.
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