Visceral leishmaniasis with cutaneous symptoms in a patient treated with infliximab followed by fatal consequences
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013
© 2013 Department of Dermatovenereology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Hospital Bulovka. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 131–134, May/June 2014
How to Cite
Juzlova, K., Votrubova, J., Kacerovska, D., Lukas, M., Bortlik, M., Rohacova, H., Nohynkova, E., Vojackova, N., Fialova, J. and Hercogova, J. (2014), Visceral leishmaniasis with cutaneous symptoms in a patient treated with infliximab followed by fatal consequences. Dermatologic Therapy, 27: 131–134. doi: 10.1111/dth.12083
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2014
- Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013
- Internal Grant Agency- Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. Grant Number: NT 14300-3
- skin manifestation;
- visceral leishmaniasis
Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease caused by parasitic flagellates of the genus Leishmania. The authors present a case of 44-year-old man with Crohn's disease treated successfully with infliximab. This case report shows rare visceral leishmaniasis with cutaneous symptoms in an immunocompromised patient. Skin manifestations may occur before or after the visceral infection and they are often diverse.