New world cutaneous leishmaniasis in a traveler: The first documented case in the Philippines Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
  • Protein Kinase Inhibitors
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit
  • Signal Transduction
  • Transcription Factors


  • 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.

publication date

  • July 2011



  • Academic Article

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 73

end page

  • 76


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