First cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi infection in Surinam.

Research paper by Pieter-Paul A M PP van Thiel, Tom van Tv Gool, Piet A PA Kager, Aldert A Bart

Indexed on: 30 Mar '10Published on: 30 Mar '10Published in: The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene


Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Surinam is generally caused by infection by Leishmania guyanensis. We report three cases of infection with Leishmania (Viannia) naiffi, a Leishmania species not described from Surinam before. Treatment with pentamidine proved to be effective.