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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis after Travel to Cyprus and Successful Treatment with Miltefosine

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  • Department of Dermatology and Tropical Medicine, Military Hospital Vienna, Austria; Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medical Parasitology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

A patient presenting with an atypical manifestation of cutaneous leishmaniasis after travel to Cyprus was successfully treated with miltefosine. The K26 typing revealed a hitherto undescribed strain of the Leishmania donovani/infantum complex as the causing agent.

Author Notes

*Address correspondence to Wolfgang Poeppl, Department of Dermatology, Military Hospital Vienna, Brünnerstraße 238, 1210 Vienna, Austria. E-mail: wolfgang.poeppl@meduniwien.ac.at

Authors' addresses: Wolfgang Poeppl, Tom Pustelnik, and Gerhard Mooseder, Department of Dermatology, Military Hospital Vienna, Vienna, Austria, E-mails: wolfgang.poeppl@meduniwien.ac.at, tom@hautarztpustelnik.at, and gmoos@gmx.at. Julia Walochnik and Herbert Auer, Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine, Department of Medical Parasitology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, E-mails: julia.walochnik@meduniwien.ac.at and herbert.auer@meduniwien.ac.at.

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