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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77  

Extensive post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis

1 Department of Dermatology, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication22-Jan-2018

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Gomathy Sethuraman
Department of Dermatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_149_17

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Dev T, Kudligi C, Ramesh V, Sethuraman G. Extensive post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis. Indian Dermatol Online J 2018;9:77

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Dev T, Kudligi C, Ramesh V, Sethuraman G. Extensive post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jul 31];9:77. Available from: https://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2018/9/1/77/223714

A 16-year-old male from Bihar had confluent hypopigmented plaques along with erythematous succulent papules on the chin, trunk, and shoulders for the past 8 years. There was relative sparing of axillae, suprapubic, and inguinal regions [Figure 1]a, [Figure 1]b, [Figure 1]c. He had a history of kala-azar. Skin biopsy and smear showed numerous Leishman Donovan bodies [Figure 1]d. rk39 antigen detection was positive.[1],[2] Human immunodeficiency virus serology was nonreactive, and CD4 and CD8 counts were normal. He had extensive post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis along with tuberculous lymphadenitis and pleural effusion. He improved with a combination therapy of sodium stibogluconate 10 mg/kg and rifampicin 15 mg/kg along with antitubercular treatment.[3]
Figure 1: (a-c) Extensive hypopigmented and infiltrated skin along with juicy papules on the chin, trunk, and shoulder. (d) Amastigote forms of Leishmania donovani (LD) in the histiocytes (Giemsa, ×400)

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Sethuraman G, Sharma VK, Salotra P. Indian mucosal leishmaniasis due to Leishmania Donovani infection. New Eng J Med 2008;358:313-5.  Back to cited text no. 1
Salotra P, Sreenivas G, Ramesh V, Sunder S. A simple and sensitive test for field diagnosis of post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis. Br J Dermatol 2001;145:630-2.  Back to cited text no. 2
Sharma VK, Prasad HRY, Sethuraman G, Khaitan BK. Combination therapy with sodium stibogluconate and rifampicin in post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol2007;73:53-4.  Back to cited text no. 3


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