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Revista chilena de infectología

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ARBOLEDA, Margarita; JARAMILLO, Laura; ORTIZ, Diana  and  DIAZ, Alejandro. Cutaneous leishmaniasis and multidermatomic herpes zoster. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2013, vol.30, n.6, pp.680-682. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182013000600020.

Standard treatment of leishmaniasis consists of n-metilglucamine, meglumine antimoniate, which can trigger side effects such as general malaise, renal and hepatic impairment, and cardiac arrhythmias. Infrequently, reactivations of varicella-zoster virus infections have been reported. This paper describes a patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis in treatment with meglumine and herpes zoster multiplex. After ruling out other possible causes of immunosuppression, an acyclovir therapy was initiated.

Keywords : Cutaneous leishmaniasis; herpes zoster; meglumine antimoniate; drug toxicity.

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