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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 24, Issue.: 1

Short Research Article

Primary Lip Leishmaniasis-Report of 4 Cases from a Non-endemic Region of Kashmir Valley of North India and Review of Literature

 

Peerzada Sajad1*, Shagufta Rather1, Iffat Hassan1 and Waseem Qureshi2

1Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Government Medical College, Srinagar, India.

2Registrar Academics, Government Medical College, Srinagar, India.

 

Article Information

Editor(s):

(1) Olumayowa Abimbola Oninla, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Njgeria.

(2) Chan-Min Liu, School of Life Science, Xuzhou Normal University, Xuzhou City, China.

Reviewers:

(1) Pouran Famili, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

(2) Mehmet Yaltirik, Istanbul University, Turkey.

(3) Wat Zee Man, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong.

Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/21254

 

Abstracts

 

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by an intracellular protozoan parasite of the genus Leishmania and transmitted by the bite of a female sandfly(phlebotomus). The clinical spectrum of leishmaniasis ranges from a self-resolving cutaneous ulcer to a mutilating mucocutaneous disease and even to a lethal systemic illness. Therapy has long been a challenge in the more severe forms of the disease, and it is made more difficult by the emergence of drug resistance.Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a common tropical dermatoses with diverse clinical presentations. At times, it may appear in an unusual shape or at an unusual site and thus cause a diagnostic challenge.

Primary lip mucosal leishmaniasis (ML) is now a common presentation from non- endemic areas, and is commonly being encountered in old world/non-endemic areas now. Lip leishmaniasis, as cutaneous type of leishmaniasis not as part of mucocutaneous type, has been infrequently mentioned in the medical literature [1,2].

A few cases of leishmaniasis of lip have been described in literature. The description of cases of leishmaniasis solely involving the lip from India is rare [3].

We hereby describe four cases of lip leishmaniasis from Kashmir, a non-endemic area for the disease who were successfully treated with sodium stibogluconate (SSG).

 

Keywords :

CL-Cutaneous leishmaniasis; lip leishmaniasis; ML-mucosal leishmaniasis; SSG-sodium stibogluconate; non-endemic area.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2017/36072

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