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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Mar;96(3):653-655. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0809. Epub 2017 Apr 6.

Progressive Perforation of the Nasal Septum Due to Leishmania major: A Case of Mucosal Leishmaniasis in a Traveler.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
2
Institute for Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
3
Department for Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
4
Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

Abstract

This report describes a case of mucosal leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major with destructive perforation of the nasal septum illustrating the diagnostic challenges of a rare clinical presentation of L. major infection in a traveler. The atypical presentation may have been associated with the use of cortisone as a potential trigger for the progressive destruction of the nasal septum.

PMID:
28138053
PMCID:
PMC5361540
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.16-0809
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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