Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in Nepal.

  title={Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in Nepal.},
  author={Vijay Kumar Garg and Sudha Agrawal and Shabnam Rani and Arun Joshi and Arun Agarwalla and M. L. Das and Shekhar Koirala},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  volume={40 3},
BACKGROUND Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) manifests as a skin eruption after healing of visceral leishmaniasis (VL), either spontaneously or as a result of treatment. This study was undertaken to describe the demographic, clinical, and histopathologic features of PKDL in Nepal. METHODS Demographic, clinical, microbiologic, and histopathologic features and response to treatment were studied in 22 patients with PKDL from April 1998 to March 2000. RESULTS PKDL accounted for 0.13… CONTINUE READING


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