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Oral mucosal involvement in visceral leishmaniasis.
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PMID:  23375044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Leishmaniasis affects both the visceral and cutaneous tissues in body. Oral Mucosal involvement in leishmaniasis is rare and is often overlooked. We present a case 17 year old boy from the north east region of Bihar who has a history of visceral leishmaniasis one year back, came to the department of oral surgery for treatment of persistent oral ulcers. Oral examination did not give any diagnostic information while systemic examination revealed enlarged spleen and low grade fever. Patient was screened for leishmaniasis by rK39 based immunochromatographic strip test which came to be positive. Biopsy of the ulcer as well as splenic and bone marrow aspirate confirmed the presence of leishmaniasis. Patient was administered Amphotericin B for 20 days following which significant clinical and haematological improvement followed.
Sunny Garg; Richik Tripathi; Kamlakar Tripathi
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian Pacific journal of tropical medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1995-7645     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Pac J Trop Med     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101533720     Medline TA:  Asian Pac J Trop Med     Country:  Singapore    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  249-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Hainan Medical College. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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