New world cutaneous leishmaniasis in a traveler: The first documented case in the Philippines
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
Protein Kinase Inhibitors
Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit
We describe New World cutaneous leishmaniasis (Leishmania amazonensis), a disease not endemic in the Philippines, in a 45-year-old man with ulcerating lesions on his hand and leg ater returning from South America. The patient responded to treatment with liposomal amphotericin B. This imported case of leishmaniasis highlights the importance of obtainig a detailed travel history in patients with chronic, non-healing skin lesions which should lead to earlier recognition and treatment.