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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in HIV-positive patients: A study of two cases

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, SBKS Medical College and Research Centre, Pipariya, Waghodia, Gujarat, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.69001

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection is emerging as increasingly frequent and serious new disease. Leishmaniasis may be acquired before or after HIV infection. We describe two cases of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in HIV-positive patients. Both the patients had papulonodular lesions on upper extremities and back with low CD4 count. Slit skin smear with giemsa stain revealed Leishman Donovan (LD) bodies and skin biopsy of both the patients revealed lymphohistiocytic infiltrate with numerous intracytoplasmic LD bodies.

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