Cutaneous leishmaniasis - two cases, two perspectives
Keywords:intralesional treatment, leishmaniasis, old-world leishmaniasis, parasitic infections
Although endemic in some regions, as the Douro river valley, cutaneous leishmaniasis is a rare zoonosis in Portugal. Children are the most affected age group. Treatment remains controversial, given the lack of scientific evidence.
The goal of cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment is to avoid dissemination and progression to disfiguring lesions.
The option between no, systemic, or intralesional treatment should be carefully assessed.
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