Cutaneous leishmaniasis in a 65-year-old North Texas male, treated with cryotherapy: A case report.
Medical City Weatherford
Leishmania, cutaneous leishmaniasis, cryotherapy, protozoan infections
Dermatology | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine | Parasitic Diseases | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
We report a case of a 65-year-old male seen in a North Texas dermatology clinic with three erythematous nodules possessing central ulceration and scaling on the left lateral shoulder, present for months. Head, ears, lips, oral mucosa, and other body surfaces did not reveal similar lesions, and review of systems was negative. Shave biopsy was performed and histopathological findings demonstrated granulomatous inflammation in the dermis and parasitized histiocytes containing peripherally located amastigotes. Leishmaniasis was diagnosed and patient was educated on the disease while communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was initiated. The patient declined systemic medications from infectious disease specialists and, 3 weeks later, returned for follow-up treatment with cryotherapy.
Publisher or Conference
SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Nguyen DA, Charles JEM, Worrell JT, Wilkes DV. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in a 65-year-old North Texas male, treated with cryotherapy: A case report. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2020;8. https://doi.org/10.1177/2050313X20904593