Short report: Development of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) in miltefosine-treated visceral leishmaniasis.

@article{Das2009ShortRD,
  title={Short report: Development of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) in miltefosine-treated visceral leishmaniasis.},
  author={Vidya Nand Rabi Das and Krishna Pandey and Neena Verma and Chandra Shekhar Lal and Sanjeev Bimal and Roshan Kamal Topno and Dharmendra Pal Singh and Niyamat Ali Siddiqui and Rakesh Bihari Verma and Pradeep Das},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={336-8}
}
We report two cases of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL), which had subsequently developed after successful treatment of visceral leishmaniasis with miltefosine. Both patients had maculo-nodular lesions all over the body, and they were diagnosed as PKDL by parasitologic examination for Leishmania donovani bodies in a skin snip of lesions. Patients were put on amphotericin B and responded very well for nodular lesions with one course of treatment. However, longer duration of the… CONTINUE READING

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