Atypical clinical form of cutaneous leishmaniasis: erysipeloid form

Karincaoglu Y., Esrefoglu M., Ozcan H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.43, ss.827-829, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.02324.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.827-829


A 60-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic with a gradually enlarging red papule on her face. Her history revealed that, 9 months previously, a painless, red papule of 1-2 cm in diameter had occurred in the middle of her face and, with time, had enlarged to cover her nose, both cheeks, and eyelids. It was diagnosed as a superficial skin infection, and topical and systemic antibiotics were prescribed; however, no response was obtained. In the last 2 months, a sore had formed in the middle of her nose. The patient lives in the east of Eastern Anatolia, where no case of cutaneous leishmaniasis has been reported in the last 20 years.