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Chronic zosteriform cutaneous leishmaniasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16481709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous leishmanasis (CL) may present with unusual clinical variants such as acute paronychial, annular, palmoplantar, zosteriform, erysipeloid, and sporotrichoid. The zosteriform variant has rarely been reported. Unusual lesions may be morphologically attributed to an altered host response or owing to an atypical strain of parasites in these lesions. We report a patient with CL in a multidermatomal pattern on the back and buttock of a man in Khozestan province in the south of Iran. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of multidermatomal zosteriform CL. It was resistant to conventional treatment but responded well to a combination of meglumine antimoniate, allopurinol, and cryotherapy.
M Omidian; M A Mapar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0378-6323     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-16     Completed Date:  2006-06-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701852     Medline TA:  Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Imam Hospital, Ahwaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Allopurinol / therapeutic use
Antimetabolites / therapeutic use
Antiprotozoal Agents / therapeutic use
Chronic Disease
Drug Therapy, Combination
Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Meglumine / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Organometallic Compounds / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antimetabolites; 0/Antiprotozoal Agents; 0/Organometallic Compounds; 133-51-7/meglumine antimoniate; 315-30-0/Allopurinol; 6284-40-8/Meglumine

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