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Summer 2013, Vol. 21 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2013) 21, 79-83


Case Report

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in a Chinese man returning from the Amazon forest in Brazil

一名中國籍男子於巴西亞馬遜森林旅行後感染皮膚利甚曼病之案例

JTHT Yu 余浩德 and SY Wong 黃曉毅

Abstract

A 60-year-old man presented with ulcerated infiltrative plaques over his face following an adventure trip to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. The diagnosis was confirmed to be cutaneous leishmaniasis by histological examination and polymerase chain reaction assay of the skin biopsy. He was treated successfully with oral miltefosine. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of a Chinese patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis treated with miltefosine.

一名六十歲男子於巴西亞馬遜森林探險旅行後,面部出現潰爛及滲入性斑塊。皮膚活檢組織學及聚合酶鏈反應檢查確診為皮膚利甚曼病,病人接受口服米替福新後得以康復。據作者所知,此乃首名華裔病人用口服米替福新治療皮膚利甚曼病的成功案例。

Keywords: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, local treatment, systemic treatment, travel

關鍵詞: 皮膚利甚曼病、局部性治療、系統性治療、旅行