Persistent dermal lesions in a patient with previous history of visceral leishmaniasis

Jaiteh M. B. , İNKAYA A. Ç. , ÜNER A., ELÇİN G., ERGÜVEN S., KURTULAN O., ...More

PARASITOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.80, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.parint.2020.102197
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database


Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a complication of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) that most frequently occurs after an episode of VL caused by Leishmania donovani. In this case report, we present a 21-year-old male patient with persistent skin lesions and recurrent visceral leishmaniasis (VL) due to Leishmania infantum. The patient did not respond to multiple lines of anti-leishmanial treatment (including Liposomal amphotericin B and miltefosine) and later died from cerebral lesions presumed to be secondary to persistent VL.