Successful Treatment of Imported Mucosal Leishmania infantum Leishmaniasis With Miltefosine After Severe Hypokalemia Under Meglumine Antimoniate Treatment


Andreas Neumayr, MD, DTM&H, MCTM, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstr. 57, P.O. Box CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland. E-mail:


Old World mucosal leishmaniasis is a rare but regularly reported disease in Southern Europe. We report the case of a 64-year-old woman who developed severe hypokalemia under meglumine antimoniate treatment and was successfully treated under second line therapy with miltefosine.