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Arch Ophthalmol. 1983 Jan;101(1):84-91.

Leishmaniasis affecting the eyelids.

Abstract

Leishman-Donovan bodies were recognized in the smear of a biopsy specimen from an eyelid ulcer. The infecting organisms were identified serologically as Leishmania braziliensis panamensis. The ulcer responded to pentavalent antimony. Ultrastructurally, the organisms had double-unit membranes, beneath which lay a palisade of microtubules. At one end of the organism, there was a rudimentary flagellum; at the other, the nucleus. A kinetoplast basal complex separated the two.

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