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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145--146

Unusual presentation of cutaneous leishmaniasis

Department of Dermatology, Bukayriyah General Hospital, Bukayriyah, Gassim, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Anup Kumar Lahiry
H No: 1-20-23, Venkatapuram, Trimulghery, Secunderabad-15, Andhra Pradesh
Saudi Arabia
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Cutaneous leis hmaniasis is endemic in some regions of Saudi Arabia. A case with uncommon hyperkeratotic type of lesion was seen. Being an endemic zone, a slit- skin smear was done and stained with Giemsa's stain. Smears howed Leishman Donovan bodies within and outside the macrophages. Significant improvement, followed by complete resolution of the lesion was seen with ketoconazole treatment.

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