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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 80  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 145--147

Old world leishmaniasis presenting as a nasal mass


1 Sinus and Surgical Endoscopy Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of Pathology, Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3 Department of Parasitology, Qaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4 Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Qaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Pouran Layegh
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Qaem Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.129393

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Mucosal leishmaniasis is a major problem in Latin America but has been rarely noticed in our region. Although there have been a few reports of mucosal involvement especially in the oral cavity from Southwest Iran, yet none have been presented from the Northeast where Leishmania tropica is the major concern. We report a patient with endonasal leishmaniasis due to L. tropica, an extremely rare entity in immunocompetent patients in our region. He presented with a mass in the left nasal vestibule causing a sense of obstruction on the same side, accompanied by occasional rhinorrhea and mild epistaxis. This case exemplifies the need for considering leishmaniasis as a differential diagnosis for nasal obstruction in this endemic area.






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