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Volume 99, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

The disseminated form of leishmaniasis is a serious and rare disease, being diagnosed in 2% of the cutaneous cases registered per year in Brazil. The main characteristic is the appearance of multiple pleomorphic lesions on the cutaneous surface. A 68-year-old male from the rural area of Tocantins, Brazil, presented atypical disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL). The clinical course and histopathological and immunological findings presented a mixed pattern that hindered diagnosis and therapeutic management. Molecular typing revealed a mixed infection with and . Molecular identification of the agents responsible for ACL is important for adequate therapeutic planning, minimizing the possibility of sequellae that impact the quality of life of the patient.

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  • Received : 29 Sep 2017
  • Accepted : 27 May 2018
  • Published online : 10 Sep 2018

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