Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Vol. 70, No. 5, 2004, pp. 280-282
Bioline Code: dv04096
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 70, No. 5, 2004, pp. 280-282
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Study - Mucosal and peri-orificial involvement in Post-Kala-Azar dermal leishmaniasis|
Rathi SanjayK, Pandhi RK, Khanna N, Chopra P
BACKGROUND AND AIMS:
Lesions of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) usually affect the skin. Uncommonly, the involvement of oral and genital mucosae has been reported.
Twenty five patients clinically diagnosed as post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis were studied for periorificial and mucosal lesions. Clinical examination, skin smears and biopsy were done for the patients with periorificial or mucosal lesions.
Out of 25 patients of PKDL, seven patients had lesions on the oral and/or genital mucosa. Three cases had oral lesions; two had only genital lesions and three patients had both sites involved. All the patients were having skin lesions elsewhere too either as nodules and/or plaque or macules.
While examining a case of PKDL, mucosal involvement must also be examined carefully.
Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis, oral mucosa, genital lesions, peri-orificial lesions
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