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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 97, No. 5, 2002, pp. 751-753
Bioline Code: oc02143
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 97, No. 5, 2002, pp. 751-753

 en SHORT COMMUNICATION - Concurrent Cutaneous, Visceral and Ocular Leishmaniasis Caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis check for this species in other resources in a Kidney Transplant Patient
Célia MF Gontijo; Raquel S Pacheco; Fernando Oréfice; Euler Lasmar; Eduardo S Silva & Maria Norma Melo

Abstract

Although cases of leishmaniasis co-infection have been described in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patients as well as those who have undergone organ transplants, to our knowledge, the present report is the first documented case of simultaneous cutaneous, visceral and ocular leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis check for this species in other resources in a transplant patient. The patient had been using immunosuppressive drugs since receiving a transplanted kidney. The first clinical signs of leishmaniasis included fever, thoracic pain, hepatosplenomegaly, leucopenia and anemia. The cutaneous disease was revealed by the presence of amastigotes in the skin biopsy. After three months, the patient presented fever with conjunctive hyperemia, intense ocular pain and low visual acuity. Parasites isolated from iliac crest, aqueous humor and vitreous body were examined using a range of molecular techniques. The same strain of L. (V.) braziliensis was responsible for the different clinical manifestations. The immunosuppressive drugs probably contributed to the dissemination of Leishmania .

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Leishmania braziliensis check for this species in other resources - cutaneous, visceral and ocular leishmaniasis - kidney transplant

 
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