Concurrent cutaneous, visceral and ocular leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis in a kidney transplant patient.

  title={Concurrent cutaneous, visceral and ocular leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis in a kidney transplant patient.},
  author={C{\'e}lia M. F. Gontijo and Raquel Pacheco and Fernando Or{\'e}fice and Euler Pace Lasmar and Eduardo S. Silva and Maria Norma de Melo},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  volume={97 5},
Although cases of leishmaniasis co-infection have been described in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients as well as those who have undergone organ transplants, to our knowledge, the present report is the first documented case of simultaneous cutaneous, visceral and ocular leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis in a transplant patient. The patient had been using immunosuppressive drugs since receiving a transplanted kidney. The first clinical signs of leishmaniasis… CONTINUE READING


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