Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in a US citizen

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics
Joseph W CostaJames H Maguire


Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (MCL) is endemic to many areas of Central and South America. A case of MCL in a US citizen is reported here. An ulcer appeared on the patient's left hard palate, years after a working trip to Peru. Punch biopsies of the lesion were obtained, Leishmania promastigotes were isolated by culture and animal inoculation, and the patient was appropriately treated. As this case demonstrates, a patient's travel history is a key element in making a differential diagnosis of oral lesions.


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