Liver transplant recipient with concomitant cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis


Oezcan D., SEÇKİN D., ALLAHVERDIYEV A. , Weina P. J. , Aydin H., Oezcay F., ...More

PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, vol.11, no.2, pp.228-232, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2006.00660.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.228-232

Abstract

Diagnosis of leishmaniasis in immunosuppressed patients may be a serious challenge for physicians because of the major clinical and laboratory differences with immunocompetent patients. In immunosuppressed patients, the disease is characterized usually by disseminated visceral involvement, atypical cutaneous lesions and persistent negativity of diagnostic tests. Here, we report an eight-yr-old liver transplant recipient with concomitant cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis in whom the cutaneous lesion led to the diagnosis of systemic involvement.