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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 452-454

Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis in an immunocompromised patient resembling histoid Hansen's disease


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Manisha Balai
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, RNT Medical College, Udaipur - 313 001, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_34_18

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. Atypical presentation and widespread progression of the lesions may be seen in patients with HIV disease and diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis and HIV co-infection is emerging as a serious new threat. We report a case of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis in a HIV- infected patient resembling Histoid Hansen.


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