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April 1969

Late Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Author Affiliations

Detroit; Denver

From the Department of Dermatology of the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit (Drs. Livingood and Hart) and the Division of Dermatology, University of Colorado Medical Center (Drs. Goltz and Totonchy). Dr. Hart is now with the Venereal Disease Program, National Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;99(4):455-458. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610220083014

Late cutaneous leishmaniasis is an uncommon sequela of Oriental sore; its incidence has been poorly defined, but variously reported in the range of 3% to 10%. The disease is most difficult to treat and relapse is frequent. Intralesional pentavalent antimony was used successfully in this case, and to date no recurrence has been noted.