Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis Presenting with Visceral Leishmaniasis
Maharshi Trivedi, Anju Aggarwal*, Parul Gupta and Sonal Sharma
Department of Pediatrics and Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences, Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, New Delhi, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Anju Aggarwal
Department of Pediatrics and Pathology
University College of Medical Sciences
Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital
New Delhi-110058, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 05, 2017; Accepted Date: February 18, 2017; Published Date: February 25, 2017
Citation: Trivedi M, Aggarwal A, Gupta P, Sharma S (2017) Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis Presenting with Visceral Leishmaniasis. J Infect Dis Med 2: 105. DOI: 10.4172/2576-1420.1000105
Copyright: © 2017 Trivedi 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.
Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis is a dermal complication occurring months after treatment of visceral leishmaniasis. A 10 year old boy, resident of kalaazar endemic area presented with multiple hypopigmented macules over both legs and abdomen for 3 years. Child had splenomegaly. Splenic puncture revealed LD bodies and RK 39 antibody positivity. Skin revealed unremarkable epidermis and dermal perivascular inflammation in 100 X magnification. Leishmania donovani body was seen 1000X magnification. Presentation of PKDL with VL is rare. Child was treated with liposomal amphotericin B. Skin lesions decreased and spleen size regressed after treatment.