An atypical case of disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania peruviana in the valleys of Ancash-Peru.
- Diego Espinoza-Morales,
- Aldo Lucchetti Rodríguez,
- Wilmer Silva-Caso,
- Luis Suarez-Ognio,
- María J Pons,
- Juana Del Valle Mendoza
Asian Pac J Trop Med 2017 Nov 7;10(11):1101-1103. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
School of Medicine, Health Sciences Faculty, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Av. San Marcos cdra 2 Cedros de Villa, Lima, Peru; Research Center and Innovation of the Health Sciences Faculty, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Av. San Marcos cdra 2 Chorrillos, Lima, Peru. Electronic address:
We present an atypical case of disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Sihuas district, located in the Andean valleys of Ancash-Peru. A 62-year-old man with no particular medical history presented multiple lesions located on the inferior abdomen, lumbar region and the right anterior thigh. Histological analysis found leishmanial amastigotes in the lesion sample, the Montenegro reaction was positive for Leishmania spp, and the polymerase chain reaction was positive for Leishmania peruviana. Read More