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Mucosal leishmaniasis

Marliane Batista Campos, Luciana Vieira do Rêgo Lima, Ana Carolina Stocco de Lima, Thiago Vasconcelos Dos Santos, Patrícia Karla Santos Ramos, Claudia Maria de Castro Gomes, Fernando Tobias Silveira
Leishmania (V.) braziliensis and Leishmania(L.) amazonensis are the most pathogenic agents of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Brazil, causing a wide spectrum of clinical and immunopathological manifestations, including: localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCLDTH+/++), borderline disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis (BDCLDTH±), anergic diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (ADCLDTH-), and mucosal leishmaniasis (MLDTH++++). It has recently been demonstrated, however, that while L. (V.) braziliensis shows a clear potential to advance the infection from central LCL (a moderate T-cell hypersensitivity form) towards ML (the highest T-cell hypersensitivity pole), L...
2018: PloS One
Dalila Y Martínez, Kristien Verdonck, Paul M Kaye, Vanessa Adaui, Katja Polman, Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas, Jean-Claude Dujardin, Marleen Boelaert
BACKGROUND: Tegumentary leishmaniasis (TL) is a disease of skin and/or mucosal tissues caused by Leishmania parasites. TL patients may concurrently carry other pathogens, which may influence the clinical outcome of TL. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This review focuses on the frequency of TL coinfections in human populations, interactions between Leishmania and other pathogens in animal models and human subjects, and implications of TL coinfections for clinical practice...
March 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Jully Oyama, Fabiana Borges Padilha Ferreira, Carolina Cella Conter, Daniele Stéfanie Sara Lopes Lera-Nonose, Áquila Carolina Fernandes Herculano Ramos-Milaré, Eneide Aparecida Sabaini Venazzi, Thaís Gomes Verzignassi Silveira, Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni
This clinical case presents a patient with a raised and ulcerative lesion with erythematous edges in the mouth, on the lower lip that was unsuccessfully treated as herpes labialis. Clinical data and laboratory tests (Montenegro skin test, indirect immunofluorescence, direct parasite search and polymerase chain reaction) led to the diagnosis of American tegumentary leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) sp. Treatment with pentavalent antimonial (Glucantime®) for 120 days was not effective and administration of amphotericin B for 30 days resulted in wound healing...
2018: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Fernanda Ventin, Carolina Cincurá, Paulo Roberto Lima Machado
Mucosal Leishmaniasis (ML) is a difficult to treat and severe form of Leishmaniasis. In general, more than 40% of subjects with ML have therapeutic failure upon the use of pentavalent antimony (Sbv ) at 20mg/kg/day during 30 days. Additionally, Sbv is a toxic drug that requires parenteral administration, and many patients will need several courses to be cured. In cases that cannot be treated or cured by Sbv , the alternative is amphotericin B, another toxic and parenteral drug. As a consequence, many ML patients will be cured only after years of disease and may present several morbidities due to the aggressiveness of the disease or toxicity related to the treatment...
March 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
Nicolas Barros, Nestor Vasquez, Fernando Woll, Cesar Sanchez, Braulio Valencia, Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas, A Clinton White, Martin Montes
To evaluate the dynamics of regulatory T cells (Tregs) during tegumentary leishmaniasis, we assessed peripheral blood and biopsies from 54 patients. Patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) had a decreased proportion of Tregs in the peripheral blood, but the proportion was higher in the biopsies of lesions. During treatment of CL, circulating Tregs increased reaching normal proportions, whereas antigen-specific interferon-γ responses diminished. By contrast, circulating Tregs from mucosal leishmaniasis patients failed to normalize during treatment...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
M H T de Ruiter, C Stijnis, J W Nolte, A Bart, S L Croonen, J de Lange, M P Grobusch
This case report shows an atypical presentation of mucosal leishmaniasis infantum in the oral cavity resulting in severe stomatitis and periodontitis. The patient was immunocompromised because of rheumatoid arthritis for which he used prednisone and methotrexate. He was treated with intravenous liposomal amphotericin B and recovered within four weeks.
January 2018: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Riad Kassem, Avi Peretz, Dalit Porat Ben Amy
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January 29, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
Raphael A Camargo, Lázaro M Camargo, Marcelo T Sapienza, Carlos A Buchpiguel, Valdir S Amato, Felipe Francisco Tuon
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January 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Camila F Amorim, Luiza Galina, Natália B Carvalho, Nathalia D M Sperotto, Kenia Pissinate, Pablo Machado, Maria M Campos, Luiz A Basso, Valnês S Rodrigues-Junior, Edgar M Carvalho, Diógenes Santiago Santos
M. tuberculosis and parasites of the genus Leishmania present the type II fatty acid biosynthesis system (FASII). The pentacyano(isoniazid)ferrate(II) compound, named IQG-607, inhibits the enzyme 2-trans-enoyl-ACP(CoA) reductase from M. tuberculosis, a key component in the FASII system. Here, we aimed to evaluate the inhibitory activity of IQG-607 against promastigote and amastigote forms of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis isolated from patients with different clinical forms of L. braziliensis infection, including cutaneous, mucosal and disseminated leishmaniasis...
2017: PloS One
S Diadie, B A Diatta, M Ndiaye, N B Seck, S Diallo, S O Niang, M T Dieng
Our aims were to study the epidemiological, clinical, and parasitological aspects of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the dermatology department of the Aristide Le Dantec hospital. This retrospective study reviewed records of cases treated over a 4-year period (from April 2010 through April 2014) at the HALD Dermatology department. The study included all patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis during the study period. The diagnostic criteria were clinical, parasitological, and histological. The study included 38 patients, corresponding to 9...
December 11, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
Lucia Regina Brahim, Cláudia Maria Valete-Rosalino, Liliane de Fátima Antônio, Maria Inês Fernandes Pimentel, Marcelo Rosandiski Lyra, Luiz Eduardo de Carvalho Paes, Ananda Dutra da Costa, Iracema Forni Vieira, Cristina Maria Giordano Dias, Maria Cristina de Oliveira Duque, Mauro Celio de Almeida Marzochi, Armando de Oliveira Schubach
BACKGROUND: American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) is a non-lethal parasitic disease that presents with cutaneous (CL) and mucosal (ML) clinical forms. ATL treatment aims at healing the lesions and preventing the development of the late mucosal form. Systemic meglumine antimoniate (MA) therapy with 10-20 mg Sb5+/kg/day is the first choice of treatment. However, alternative therapies using 5 mg Sb5+/kg/day or intralesional (IL) MA are the usual regimens at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
December 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Mariwan M M Al-Bajalan, Sherko S Niranji, Sirwan M A Al-Jaf, Hirotomo Kato
Canine leishmaniasis (CanL) caused by Leishmania infantum (L. infantum) is considered as a zoonotic disease and within the last few decades, studies have identified the parasite as a major causative agent of human visceral leishmaniasis. However, in dogs, few recent studies have determined L. major as a cause of cutaneous manifestations and L. tropica as an etiological agent for cutaneous lesions involving mucosa. Interestingly, current study has found canine cutaneous lesions with mucosal involvement in a dog diagnosed with L...
February 2018: Parasitology Research
Elalouani Elmehdi, Bachar Zerkly
Leishmaniases are parasitic diseases occurring in endemic tropical and subtropical areas and caused by protozoa of the genus leishmania, transmitted by a diptera (sand fly). We here report a case of topical cutaneous leishmaniasis discovered in a 15-year old boy with painless ulcer on his left leg, who had been staying in South Africa. Clinical examination showed painless non-itchy ulcer, occurred 1 month before, on the antero-internal part of his left leg with crusts and scars caused by insect bites, all evolving in a context of patient's general health status, without mucosal or visceral lesions...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Rajiv Kumar, Shashi Bhushan Chauhan, Susanna S Ng, Shyam Sundar, Christian R Engwerda
Leishmaniasis encompasses a group of diseases caused by protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Leishmania . These diseases range from life threatening visceral forms to self-healing cutaneous lesions, and each disease manifestations can progress to complications involving dissemination of parasites to skin or mucosal tissue. A feature of leishmaniasis is the key role host immune responses play in disease outcome. T cells are critical for controlling parasite growth. However, they can also contribute to disease onset and progression...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Fernanda Tirelli, Sebastian Vernal, Ana Maria Roselino
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous leishmaniasis is distributed worldwide, including Brazil. Its several clinical forms need to be distinguished from other dermatoses. Clinical similarities and lack of a gold standard diagnostic tool make leishmaniasis-like lesions a challenging diagnosis. OBJECTIVES.: To report the final diagnosis of patients primarily suspected of having American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL). METHODS.: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted on the basis of medical records of 437 patients with clinical suspicion of ATL, registered in electronic hospital system between 1980 and 2013...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Juliana Silva, Adriano Queiroz, Izabella Moura, Rosana S Sousa, Luiz Henrique Guimarães, Paulo Roberto Lima Machado, Marcus Lessa, Ednaldo Lago, Mary E Wilson, Albert Schriefer
BACKGROUND: American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis (ATL) caused by Leishmania braziliensis is endemic in Corte de Pedra, Northeast Brazil. Most L. braziliensis infections manifest as localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). Disseminated manifestations include mucosal leishmaniasis (ML), present at a low constant level for several decades, and newly emerging disseminated leishmaniasis (DL). Surprisingly, DL has recently surpassed ML in its spatial distribution. This led us to hypothesize that distinct forms of ATL might spread in different patterns through affected regions...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Silvana C Silva, Luiz Henrique Guimarães, Juliana A Silva, Viviane Magalhães, Lilian Medina, Adriano Queiroz, Paulo Roberto L Machado, Albert Schriefer
Antimony is the first line drug for treating American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) in Brazil. In this country, Leishmania braziliensis causes at least three distinct forms of disease: localized cutaneous (CL), mucosal (ML) and disseminated leishmaniasis (DL). All forms can be found in Corte de Pedra, Northeast Brazil. ML and DL respond poorly to antimony, in contrast to CL. The L. braziliensis population causing ATL in Corte de Pedra is genetically very diverse, with strains of the parasite associating with the clinical form of leishmaniasis...
February 2018: Acta Tropica
Trupti A Patel, Glenis K Scadding, David E Phillips, Diana N Lockwood
Old World species of Leishmania typically cause visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis. Mucosal involvement is typically seen with infection by Leishmania species found in South America, usually after the healing of cutaneous leishmaniasis. We present five imported cases of mucosal leishmaniasis caused by Old World Mediterranean Leishmania infantum exclusively affecting the nasal mucosa or vocal cord. In only one case was there a recollection of a preceding cutaneous lesion compatible with cutaneous Leishmaniasis...
October 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Endi Lanza Galvão, Ana Rabello, Gláucia Fernandes Cota
BACKGROUND: Several controlled and uncontrolled studies addressing azole antifungal drugs for cutaneous and mucosal leishmaniasis have been published with inconclusive results. We conducted a systematic literature review of studies evaluating the efficacy and toxicity associated with azole therapy for tegumentary leishmaniasis. METHODOLOGY: PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews and the Cochrane manual were followed, and the review methodology was registered (PROSPERO; CRD42016048668)...
2017: PloS One
Alejandro Javier Krolewiecki, Maria Cristina Almazan, Marcelo Quipildor, Marisa Juarez, Jose Fernando Gil, Marco Espinosa, Maria Canabire, Silvana Pamela Cajal
Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis is the species most frequently implicated with cutaneous and mucosal leishmaniasis in the Americas; its diagnosis is based on the identification of amastigotes in lesions, which is limited by low parasite burden. Leishmanin Skin Test (LST) is a support tool for diagnosis, based on delayed type hypersensitivity responses to Leishmania antigens injected intradermally, used in endemic areas as a complement to diagnosis. A retrospective analysis of individuals evaluated for their first episode of tegumentary leishmaniasis at a reference center in Argentina during the period 2006-2015 was performed, with the goal of assessing its usefulness as a support tool in the diagnosis of leishmaniasis...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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