67. Leishmaniasis

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP4,5,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD6,7 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD8,9
  1. Evelyne Halpert1,
  2. Gerzain Rodriguez2 and
  3. Carlos Arturo Hernández BA, MD, MPH3

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch67

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Halpert, E., Rodriguez, G. and Hernández, C. A. (2011) Leishmaniasis, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch67

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 5

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 6

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 7

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 8

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 9

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pediatrics, Fundación Santafé de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

  2. 2

    Department of Pathology, La Sabana University and Centro Dermatologico Federico Lleras Acosta Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

  3. 3

    Revista Biomédica, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, Colombia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384



  • leishmaniasis, and diseases - affecting mucosal tissues, nasopharynx and mouth;
  • leishmaniasis, and flagellated protozoa - parasitizing, macrophages of host;
  • taxonomic classification - isoenzyme characterization;
  • leishmaniasis, protozoa - Trypanosomatidae family, genus Leishmania;
  • histopathology of leishmaniasis - factors, specific aetiological agent;
  • cutaneous syndromes - localized cutaneous leishmaniasis;
  • localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCD) - clinical form, in children and adults;
  • mucocutaneous leishmaniasis;
  • leishmaniasis recidivans (RL), rare, chronic, cutaneous form - confluent nodules;
  • criteria for cure, fourfold - clinical, parasitological, histopathological and immunological


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General introduction

  • Cutaneous syndromes

  • Visceral syndromes

  • Disease control, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis

  • References