Cutaneous leishmaniosis in Portugal due to Leishmania infantum MON-1.

L Campino, R Bajanca, I Franca, F Pratlong, J Dedet, T Fiadeiro


Leishmania infantum zymodeme MON-1 was isolated from a skin lesion in a child in Lisboa area (Portugal) who had never travelled abroad. Succefull therapy was achieved by excisional biopsy of the lesion. This is the first evidence that this agent is responsible by cutaneous leishmaniasis in the country.

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