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Cutaneous and presumed visceral leishmaniasis in a soldier deployed to Afghanistan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17415324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Leishmaniasis has been frequently diagnosed in US military personnel returning from duty in Southwest Asia. The majority of cases have demonstrated cutaneous disease, although a few cases of visceral disease have been documented. We present the case of an immunocompetent, HIV-negative, US Army soldier who suffered both visceral and cutaneous manifestations of leishmaniasis after returning from deployment in Afghanistan. Overlap of cutaneous and visceral involvement is rare and has not been reported in our cohort. Latent Plasmodium vivax infection may have been an exacerbating cofactor. We discuss this case and present a review of the literature.
Authors:
James P Woodrow; Joshua D Hartzell; Jim Czarnik; David M Brett-Major; Glenn Wortmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1531-0132     ISO Abbreviation:  MedGenMed     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-06     Completed Date:  2007-07-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100894134     Medline TA:  MedGenMed     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. jake.woodrow@us.army.mil
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Afghanistan
Animals
Humans
Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous / complications,  diagnosis*
Leishmaniasis, Visceral / complications,  diagnosis*
Malaria, Vivax / complications,  diagnosis
Male
Military Personnel*
Plasmodium vivax
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