1921
Volume 43, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract

A case of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (DCL) acquired in Peru is described. The causative agent was as determined by isoenzyme analysis and species-specific monoclonal antibody binding characteristics. Histological examination of biopsy material showed a large number of intracellular and extracellular amastigotes and few lymphocytes. Treatment with meglumine antimoniate (Glucantime) administered iv at a dosage of 20 mg antimony/kg body weight/day for 60 days resulted in visible improvement of the lesions, but not in clinical or parasitological cure.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1990.43.260
1990-09-01
2018-12-14
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1990.43.260
Loading

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error