An imported cutaneous leishmaniasis case treated with glucantime

Bayram Pektas, Aysegul Aksoy Gokmen, Kiymet Handan Kelekci, Berrin Uzun, Serdar Gungor, Ibrahim Cavus, Semsettin Karaca
2014 Turkish Bulletin of Hygiene and Experimental Biology  
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is an endemic disease in 98 countries that causes long-term noduloulcerative scars on the skin by Leishmania spp. one of the protozoa parasites. The disease is very common especially in Şanlıurfa and Southeast provinces in our country. In recent years, the migration from neighbor countries because of the wars has led to an increase in cases. In this study, a CL case of 14-years old female patient with CL-associated ulcerative lesion on her right axillary cavity
more » ... n, migrated from Syria and applied to İzmir Katip Celebi University Atatürk Training and Research Hospital is discussed. It was determined that the causative agent was Leishmania tropica subspecies by real-time PCR after diagnosis by aspiration material smear from lesion and NNN cultural method. It is aimed to create awareness among physicians working in non-endemic regions for the patients from CL endemic areas.
doi:10.5505/turkhijyen.2014.26680 fatcat:wynm3ghecbbabndfxxjges347i