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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


JTHT Yu 余浩德 and SY Wong 黃曉毅


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.


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