Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in an American Adolescent Returning From Israel

Kimia G. Ganjaei, Kira Lawton, Sunanda Gaur

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Abstract

We present here the case of a healthy 16-year-old American girl who returned from an organized trip to Israel with cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major; the infection was treated successfully with paromomycin-gentamicin ointment. She was initially misdiagnosed with staphylococcal and pseudomonal cellulitis. Although cutaneous leishmaniasis is seen only rarely in the United States, it should be considered when diagnosing new skin lesions after travel to affected countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e178-e181
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 17 2018

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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Israel
Paromomycin
Leishmania major
Cellulitis
Ointments
Gentamicins
Diagnostic Errors
Skin
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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