alexa Isolation of Leishmania sp. from aqueous humor of a patient with cutaneous disseminated leishmaniasis and bilateral iridocyclitis (preliminary report).


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Ferrari TC, Guedes AC, Orfice F, Genaro O, Pinheiro SR,

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Abstract The authors report an uncommon case of leishmaniasis with disseminated cutaneous lesions, systemic manifestations and ocular involvement, the latter being characterized by bilateral nongranulomatous iridocyclitis. The severity of the ophthalmologic lesions and its unresponsiveness to therapy (in spite of satisfactory regression of both systemic and cutaneous manifestations) lead to a needle aspiration of the anterior eye chamber content. From this material Leishmania sp was isolated. To our knowledge this is the first time that Leishmania has been shown into the ocular globe.
This article was published in Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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