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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



Abstract

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.