alexa L. (L.) chagasi in AIDS and visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar) co-infection.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

Author(s): Roselino AM, Chociay MF, Costa RS, Machado AA, Figueiredo JF

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Abstract Concomitant skin lesions in visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or kala-azar are rare, being more common the description of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis occurring post treatment of kala-azar. Skin lesions caused by Leishmania donovani are frequently seen in the aids-VL co-infection. In Brazil cutaneous or mucosal forms of tegumentary leishmaniasis concomitant with aids are more commonly registered. Here we present a case of aids-VL co-infection, with unusual cutaneous and digestive compromising attributed to L. (L.) chagasi, with special attention to ecthymatous aspect of the lesion, allied to the absence of parasite on the histological skin biopsy.
This article was published in Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo and referenced in Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health

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