Treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis by direct current electrotherapy: the Baghdadin device.

@article{Sharquie1998TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis by direct current electrotherapy: the Baghdadin device.},
  author={Khalifa E. Sharquie and H al-Hamamy and Dahfir I El-Yassin},
  journal={The Journal of dermatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={234-7}
}
Electrical stimulation has been used as a mode of therapy for a number of clinical conditions. However, it has not been used for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). For this purpose, we designed the "Baghdadin device". A total of 146 lesions of acute CL in 54 patients were treated by this device. Twenty-one lesions in the same patients were left untreated as controls. In addition, 36 lesions in 15 patients were treated with intralesional sodium stibogluconate. Treatment by the… CONTINUE READING

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