Visceral leishmaniasis with cutaneous symptoms in a patient treated with infliximab followed by fatal consequences

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  • Katerina Juzlova,

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    1. Department of Dermatovenereology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Katerina Juzlova, MD, Department of Dermatovenereology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Hospital Bulovka, Budinova 2, Prague 18081, Czech Republic, or email: katerina.juzlova@gmail.com.

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  • Jana Votrubova,

    1. Department of Dermatovenereology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Denisa Kacerovska,

    1. Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Milan Lukas,

    1. IBD Clinical and Research Centre, ISCARE a.s., 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Martin Bortlik,

    1. IBD Clinical and Research Centre, ISCARE a.s., 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Hana Rohacova,

    1. Department of Infectious Diseases, Bulovka Hospital, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Eva Nohynkova,

    1. Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Hospital Bulovka, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Nadezda Vojackova,

    1. Department of Dermatovenereology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Jorga Fialova,

    1. Department of Dermatovenereology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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  • Jana Hercogova

    1. Department of Dermatovenereology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
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Abstract

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.

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