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Revista chilena de infectología

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NAVARRETE-DECHENT, Cristián et al. Liposomal amphotericin B treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by L. braziliensis: an imported case report. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2018, vol.35, n.5, pp.612-616. ISSN 0716-1018.

Leishmaniasis is an infection caused by protozoa of the genus Leishmania sp. and transmitted by sandfly vectors. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is the most frequent form of presentation. Clinically, chronic and painless ulcers are observed, which usually occur at the site of the sandfly bite. The diagnosis and treatment of this disease is specially challenging in non-endemic countries such as Chile, requiring the use of diverse laboratory techniques as well as the support of expert physicians. Herein we report an imported case of a healthy 42-year-old male with CL caused by L. braziliensis with successful response to liposomal amphotericin B.

Palabras clave : Leishmaniasis; treatment; amphotericin B; protozoa; Chile.

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