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Dermatol Ther. 2014 May-Jun;27(3):131-4. doi: 10.1111/dth.12083. Epub 2013 Aug 19.

Visceral leishmaniasis with cutaneous symptoms in a patient treated with infliximab followed by fatal consequences.

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Department of Dermatovenereology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract

Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease caused by parasitic flagellates of the genus Leishmania. The authors present a case of 44-year-old man with Crohn's disease treated successfully with infliximab. This case report shows rare visceral leishmaniasis with cutaneous symptoms in an immunocompromised patient. Skin manifestations may occur before or after the visceral infection and they are often diverse.

KEYWORDS:

immunosuppression; skin manifestation; visceral leishmaniasis

PMID:
24903470
DOI:
10.1111/dth.12083
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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