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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 80  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 247--249

Ulcerative penile Leishmaniasis in a child


1 Department of Dermatology, Harran University School of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Harran University School of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Yavuz Yesilova
Department of Dermatology, Harran University, Faculty of Medicine, Sanliurfa - 63300
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.132253

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Penile ulcers may be caused by several different agents. Rarely, cutaneous leishmaniasis may also be accompanied by penile ulcers. We report a five-year-old boy with who had an ulcer on the glans penis. Smears from the ulcer demonstrated amastigotes, biopsy showed histopathological features of leishmaniasis and Leishmania was grown in culture. Treatment with meglumine antimoniate injections led to improvement.






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