First case of diffuse leishmaniasis associated with leishmania panamensis

Christian Olivo Freites, Nathan D. Gundacker, Juan Miguel Pascale, Azael Saldaña, Rosendo Diaz-Suarez, Gabriela Jimenez, Nestor Sosa, Eyra García, Ana Jimenez, José A. Suarez

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Leishmania panamensis is the most common species of Leishmania in Panama, and it is known to cause cutaneous leishmaniasis, disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis, and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis; however, it not associated with diffuse cutaneous disease. In this study, we report the first case of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by L panamensis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinical tropical medicine
  • Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Leishmania


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