Clinical audit on treatment of mucosal and multiple cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions with pentavalent systemic antimony


  • Mansoor Dilnawaz
  • Khadim Hussain
  • Nasir Javed Malik
  • Liaquat Mahmood Khan
  • Hina Mazhar
  • Amanat Ali Soomro


Clinical audit, cutaneous leishmaniasis


Background Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the female sandfly occurring throughout the Americas from Texas to Argentina, and in the Old World, particularly the Middle East and North Africa. The condition is diagnosed every year in travelers, immigrants, and military personnel. The treatment mainstay is pentavalent antimony (e.g., sodium stibogluconate). Not all patients require treatment; many lesions heal spontaneously. The treatment is usually indicated in mucosal, mucocutaneous and multiple active cutaneous lesions.Methods 30 patients of cutaneous leishmaniasis were included from the dermatology ward. The method of data collection was retrospective. The basis of proposal was local guidelines. The audit type was process. The standard set was “100% patients with mucosal and multiple cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions should be treated with pentavalent systemic antimonials”.Results The result showed 100% compliance with our local guidelines in the analyzed cases.


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Dilnawaz M, Hussain K, Malik NJ, Khan LM, Mazhar H, Soomro AA. Clinical audit on treatment of mucosal and multiple cutaneous leishmaniasis lesions with pentavalent systemic antimony. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2016Nov.22 [cited 2024Feb.26];25(1):40-3. Available from:



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