Journal Article

Successful Treatment of Childhood Cutaneous Leishmaniasis with Liposomal Amphotericin B: Report of Two Cases

Teresa del Rosal, Fernando Baquero Artigao, Maria J. Garcia Miguel, Raul de Lucas and Fernando del Castillo

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 56, issue 2, pages 122-124
Published in print April 2010 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online August 2009 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmp073
Successful Treatment of Childhood Cutaneous Leishmaniasis with Liposomal Amphotericin B: Report of Two Cases

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Treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis is sometimes difficult. No single ideal therapy has yet been identified and some of the drugs that are currently used are associated with significant toxicity. We present two cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis in children, one caused by Leishmania infantum and the other by Leishmania braziliensis. Both of them were successfully treated with intravenous liposomal amphotericin B.

Keywords: cutaneous leishmaniasis; liposomal amphotericin B; Leishmania infantum; Leishmania braziliensis

Journal Article.  1581 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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