A Rare Skin Lesion During Pregnancy: Localized Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Authors

  • Cihan Çetin Çukurova University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adana
  • Selim Büyükkurt Çukurova University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adana
  • Fatih Köksal Çukurova University School of Medicine Department of Microbiology, Adana
  • Tuncay Özgünen Çukurova University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21613/GORM.2016.480

Keywords:

Leishmania, Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous, Amphotericin B, Pregnancy, Leishmania infantum

Abstract

Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease that is spread by phlebotomine sand flies. These flies cause infections called cutaneous and/or visceral leishmaniasis in humans. In this paper, we present a pregnant patient who was diagnosed with localized cutaneous leishmaniasis, a localized form of the disease, and the treatment we applied to the patient. The patient was given systemic amphotericin-B treatment, however the immunosuppressive state of pregnancy and the diabetes of the patient complicated the treatment. Although the size of the lesion regressed during pregnancy, we could not completely cure the disease.

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Published

2016-08-31

How to Cite

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Çetin C, Büyükkurt S, Köksal F, Özgünen T. A Rare Skin Lesion During Pregnancy: Localized Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2016Aug.31 [cited 2022May26];22(2):102-4. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/480

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Case Reports