Title:
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis of the nose: a case report
Authors:
K. Menten , P. Soentjens , P. Caenepeel and P. Lemkens
Institutions:
Department of ENT-HN. Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Schiepse Bos 6, 3600 Genk; Department of Clinical Sciences, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Kronenburgstraat 43/3, 2000 Antwerp; Centre for Infectious Diseases, Military Hospital, Bruynstraat 1, 1120 Brussels; Internal Medicine, Department of Gastro-Enterology, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Schiepse Bos 6, 3600 Genk
Keywords:
Parasitic disease; mucocutaneous leishmaniasis; visceral leishmaniasis
Pages:
77 - 80
Abstract:
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis of the nose: a case report. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection that is rarely seen in Belgium. The majority of new diagnoses are seen in patients living in or visiting endemic regions, which are mostly developing countries. Here we describe the case of a 60-year-old male patient who was referred to an ENT specialist because of an erythematous swelling of the left side of the nose tip, which had persisted for 3 months. Biopsies showed the presence of leishmaniasis. This case report alerts ENT physicians that leishmaniasis is part of the differential diagnosis in patients who present with an uncommon persistent lesion in the head and neck region and who have travelled to endemic regions or are immunodeficient.
Issue:
Vol. 11, 2015, 1st trimester


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Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis of the nose: a case report