Cycloguanil Pamoate in the Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Initial Trials in Panamá

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  • Gorgas Memorial Laboratory, Panamá, Republic of Panamá
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The effectiveness of cycloguanil pamoate in the treatment of a series of 26 cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis from Panamá was reported. Complete healing was accomplished in 19 cases; seven cases failed to respond. The time required for healing ranged from 38 to 138 days. More than half of the cases required more than 90 days.