Journal Article

Imported Mucosal Leishmaniasis in a Traveler

A. Scope, H. Trau, M. Bakon, N. Yarom, A. Nasereddin and E. Schwartz

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 6, pages e83-e87
Published in print September 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377045
Imported Mucosal Leishmaniasis in a Traveler

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We report a case of mucosal leishmaniasis in a traveler returning from South America. The traveler developed nasal symptoms 2 months after the appearance of cutaneous ulcers. Diagnosis of mucosal Leishmania viannia braziliensis infection was made 5 years later. The clinical presentation and diagnosis for the patient are reported, and previous cases in travelers are reviewed. We recommend that mucosal examination should be part of follow-up for L. viannia braziliensis infection in travelers. Mucosal leishmaniasis should be part of the differential diagnosis of mucosal lesions in patients with a history of travel to South America, however remote the likelihood of infection.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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