Dual treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis with topical amphotericin B and photodynamic therapy in a pediatric patient

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Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection that can result in scarring, contributing to significant morbidity when a cosmetically sensitive area is involved. We report a case of a 13-year-old boy with cutaneous leishmaniasis involving the face and arm. He was treated with a combination of photodynamic therapy as well as topical amphotericin with a cosmetically satisfying outcome. This combination of noninvasive treatment regimens has not been reported to our knowledge and merits further study in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-763
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric dermatology
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022

Keywords

  • infestations
  • lasers
  • pediatrics
  • topical therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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