2011, Number 2
Dermatología Cosmética, Médica y Quirúrgica 2011; 9 (2)
Martínez E, Tejada D, Rivas E, Mansilla JJ, Miller K, Pérez O, Arenas R
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ABSTRACTLeishmaniasis is a zoonosis caused by Leishmania parasites. The clinical forms are cutaneous, diffuse cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral. We report a 33 year-old male patient from Nicaragua, with scattered nodular lesions. Biopsy showed a dense infiltration of lymphocytes and numerous histiocytes with cytoplasmic vacuoles and amastigotes. Treatment with glucantime, 20 mg/kg/day administered intravenously infusion for 20 consecutive days, only with a partial response.