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Old world cutaneous leishmaniasis in Los Angeles: a case report, overview of the current literature, and guide for the treating dermatopathologist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12876489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of cutaneous leishmaniasis in a Spanish patient visiting Los Angeles. Leishmania species cause both cutaneous and visceral disease; the majority of infections with Leishmania are of the cutaneous form. Although leishmaniasis is a relatively rare occurrence in the United States, travel by United States' citizens to endemic regions and increased United States military operations in the Middle East raise the chances of encountering cutaneous leishmaniasis. The following case report and overview of the current literature outlines the major morphologic findings and current diagnostic modalities available to diagnose cutaneous leishmaniasis.
G Peter Sarantopoulos; Scott Binder; Glenn Wortmann; Lisa Hochberg; Patrice Healey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0193-1091     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-23     Completed Date:  2003-11-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90095-1732, USA.
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MeSH Terms
DNA, Protozoan / analysis
Dermatology / methods*
Leishmania donovani / genetics,  isolation & purification
Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous / ethnology,  pathology*
Los Angeles / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Skin / parasitology,  pathology*
Spain / ethnology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/DNA, Protozoan

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