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)
JournalPediatric dermatology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • infestations
  • lasers
  • pediatrics
  • topical therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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