Cutaneous Leishmaniasis with Long Duration and Bleeding Ulcer
- *Corresponding Author:
- Marco Manfredi
Department of Pediatrics
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 16, 2015 Accepted Date: January 07, 2016 Published Date: January 14, 2016
Citation: Manfredi M, Iuliano S, Bizzarri B, Fugazza A, Gismondi P, et al. (2016) Cutaneous Leishmaniasis with Long Duration and Bleeding Ulcer. Clin Microbiol 5:229. doi: 10.4172/2327-5073.1000229
Copyright: © 2016 Manfredi M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Leishmaniasis may cause visceral, cutaneous and/or mucocutaneous diseases. Cutaneous and mucocutaneous forms are caused by a single celled parasite transmitted by sand fly bites. Although the cutaneous form of the disease is often self-limiting, it results in significant scarring and can spread to more invasive, mucocutaneous disease. Therefore, treatment may be considered to prevent these complications. We describe a case report of cutaneous leishmaniasis contracted in a healthy man in Italy (Emilian Apennines). This cutaneous ulcer healed only with intralesional injection of meglumine antimoniate. After about 18 and 30 months a scar area is still present and no satellite lesion appeared. We have had no side effects or complications due to therapy.