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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 193-196

Unusual presentation of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in HIV-infected patient


1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pathology, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupama Bains
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.192118

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Leishmaniasis is caused by protozoan parasite of genus leishmania. Visceral leishmaniasis, diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis, and atypical forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis are common in HIV-infected patients. Our patient presented with an obstructive mass in nasal cavity and was diagnosed as a case of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Spontaneous healing of lesions in HIV-infected patients is rare rather they are unresponsive to treatment and have frequent relapses, especially in patients with low CD4 count. However, in our patient, the lesion improved significantly after 2 months of highly active antiretroviral therapy and co-trimoxazole prophylaxis.


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