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J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018 Aug 17;7(3):e178-e181. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piy045.

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in an American Adolescent Returning From Israel.

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1
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey.
2
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
3
Robert Wood Johnson AIDS Program, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Abstract

We present here the case of a healthy 16-year-old American girl who returned from an organized trip to Israel with cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major; the infection was treated successfully with paromomycin-gentamicin ointment. She was initially misdiagnosed with staphylococcal and pseudomonal cellulitis. Although cutaneous leishmaniasis is seen only rarely in the United States, it should be considered when diagnosing new skin lesions after travel to affected countries.

PMID:
29878238
DOI:
10.1093/jpids/piy045
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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