Successful treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis unresponsive to conventional drugs with itraconazole

Authors

  • Tauseef Kamran Govt Kot Khawaja Saeed Teaching Hospital, Sialkot.

Abstract

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by a parasite of Leishmania Genus, transmitted by prick of an infected sandfly. The disease presents clinically with cutaneous, mucocutaneous or visceral form, depending upon the type of infective species and the immune status of the person. Antimonial drugs are first line of treatment for all clinical forms. Amphotericin B is second choice drug. We report a young male with cutaneous leishmaniasis unresponsive to conventional drugs successfully treated with itraconazole.

Author Biography

Tauseef Kamran, Govt Kot Khawaja Saeed Teaching Hospital, Sialkot.

Consultant Dermaologist Dept. of Dermatology

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Published

2022-06-01

How to Cite

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Kamran T. Successful treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis unresponsive to conventional drugs with itraconazole. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2022Jun.1 [cited 2024Jun.17];32(2):449-52. Available from: http://www.jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/1889

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Case Reports