Atypical presentations of cutaneous leishmaniasis: a case series

Shahbaz Aman, Shehla Shaukat, Ahmad Gardezi


Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in many areas of Pakistan. The typical clinical presentations of cutaneous leishmaniasis are papulonodular, plaque and ulcer but certain atypical types have also been reported worldwide. Here, we describe eleven patients with uncommon lesions that were difficult to recognize clinically as CL and the diagnosis of CL was made on histopathology. Out of 11 patients, there were 9 males and 2 females. The commonly affected sites were face (55%), upper limbs (36%) and lower limbs (9%). The morphological patterns noted were lupoid (5), sporotrichoid (2), eczematous (2), furuncle-like (1) and tinea faciei-like (1).



Cutaneous leishmaniasis, atypical types, lupoid, sporotrichoid

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