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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116-118

Cutaneous leishmaniasis of the eyelid: An uncommon presentation of a common entity

Treatwell Skin Centre, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Mrinal Gupta
Treatwell Skin Centre, Canal Road, Jammu - 180 019, Jammu and Kashmir
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.203008

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a protozoal disease usually caused by Leishmania major and Leishmania tropica and transmitted by the bite of a sandfly. It is usually characterized by a single, polymorphous lesion located in an uncovered area. The eyelid is rarely involved and only makes up 2.5% of cases with CL. We report a case of CL localized on the left lower eyelid in a 6-year-old girl. The disease was characterized by a single, asymptomatic nodule, which was managed as sty or eczema by various practitioners previously. The diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of Leishman-Donovan bodies on slit skin smear, and the patient was treated with intramuscular sodium stibogluconate. Complete clearance of lesions with residual scarring was seen after 3 weeks of therapy.

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