Localised leishmaniasis of oral mucosa: report of an unusual clinicopathological entity.

Case Reports in Dentistry
Deepak PassiChandan Gupta

Abstract

The term leishmaniasis comprises of a group of diseases caused by different species of a protozoan called Leishmania. There are three main clinical forms of leishmaniasis: visceral leishmaniasis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Exclusive involvement of the mucosa is very rare. We present a case of mucosal leishmaniasis located in the oral cavity. The only manifestation of leishmaniasis disease in the described case was the appearance of an oral lesion. Treatment was provided in the form of antimoniates (oral miltefosine and systemic sodium stibogluconate). A review of literature is made on the subject.

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Oct 28, 2016·Head and Neck Pathology·Tatiana Fernandes Araujo AlmeidaAna Terezinha Marques Mesquita
May 29, 2019·F1000Research·Gleicy Gabriela Vitória Spinola Carneiro FalcãoViviane Almeida Sarmento

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