Intralesional therapy of American cutaneous leishmaniasis with pentavalent antimony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--an area of Leishmania (V.) braziliensis transmission.

@article{OliveiraNeto1997IntralesionalTO,
  title={Intralesional therapy of American cutaneous leishmaniasis with pentavalent antimony in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil--an area of Leishmania (V.) braziliensis transmission.},
  author={Manoel Paes Oliveira-Neto and Armando de Oliveira Schubach and M. J. Teixera de Mattos and S{\'e}rgio Carvalho da Costa and Claude Pirmez},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={463-8}
}
BACKGROUND The drug of choice for leishmaniasis is pentavalent antimony and different regimens are under continuous evaluation. The ideal therapy should be simple, effective, and with no or minor side-effects. In this paper we have studied the efficacy of intralesionally applied antimony in New World cutaneous leishmaniasis. METHODS Seventy-four patients from Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, and presenting with single ulcerative cutaneous lesions mainly located on the trunk or extremities were… CONTINUE READING