Tropical Parasitology

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: 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50--52

First reported cases of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis in human immunodeficiency virus positive patients in Jaipur District of Rajasthan, India


Saroj Hooja1, Babita Sharma1, Arpita Jindal2, Nitya Vyas1 
1 Department of Microbiology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Pathology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Saroj Hooja
A 29, Lal Bahadur Nagar, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (DCL) is characterized by the presence of a large number of lesions at several anatomic sites (head, limbs and trunk). The lesions include papules, nodules and areas of diffuse infiltration that do not ulcerate and reveal abundant parasites on histopathological examination. DCL and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infections are seldom reported. We report two cases of DCL in HIV positive patients without visceral involvement. DCL is emerging as a new opportunistic infection associated with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.


How to cite this article:
Hooja S, Sharma B, Jindal A, Vyas N. First reported cases of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis in human immunodeficiency virus positive patients in Jaipur District of Rajasthan, India.Trop Parasitol 2014;4:50-52


How to cite this URL:
Hooja S, Sharma B, Jindal A, Vyas N. First reported cases of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis in human immunodeficiency virus positive patients in Jaipur District of Rajasthan, India. Trop Parasitol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 May 12 ];4:50-52
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