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Unusual manifestation of genital cutaneous leishmaniasis in an immunocompetent patient from São Paulo, Brazil: A case report

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Author(s):
Luiza Campos Reis [1] ; José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso ; Beatriz Julieta Celeste [3] ; Lucia Maria Almeida Braz [4] ; Eduardo Milton Ramos-Sanchez ; Edite Hatsumi Yamashiro-Kanashiro [6] ; Hiro Goto ; Luiza Keiko Matsuka Oyafuso [8]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina. Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo - Brasil
[3] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina. Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo - Brasil
[4] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina. Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo - Brasil
[6] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina. Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo - Brasil
[8] Secretaria de Saúde do Estado de São Paulo. Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 8
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical; v. 54, p. -, 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Abstract A 31-year-old male patient developed an ulcer on the glans penis that evolved for three months without healing. We diagnosed it as leishmaniasis using polymerase chain reaction. No immunosuppression or associated diseases were observed. The patient was treated with meglumine antimoniate that cured the lesion in a month post-treatment. Here, we report this case of cutaneous leishmaniasis lesion at the unusual location of glans penis in an immunocompetent individual. The lesion likely developed due to the bite of a vector, highlighting the need for considering cutaneous leishmaniasis among differential diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases in areas endemic for leishmaniasis. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/25393-1 - UK:Brazil Joint Centre Partnership in Leishmaniasis (JCPiL). work plan 1 molecular pathology of leishmaniasis: towards host-directed therapy in leishmaniases
Grantee:Luiza de Campos Reis
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate