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European Journal of Dermatology

Eight cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania infantum with protean presentation Volume 27, issue 4, July-August 2017

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1 Institut des Agents Infectieux,
Parasitologie et Mycologie Médicale,
Hôpital de la Croix Rousse,
Hospices Civils de Lyon,
Lyon F-69004,
France
2 Integrative Physiology of the Brain Arousal Systems, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon,
INSERM U1028-CNRS UMR 5292,
Faculté de Médecine,
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1,
Lyon F-69008,
France
3 Pediatric Dermatology Department,
Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant,
Hospices Civils de Lyon,
Claude Bernard-Lyon 1 University,
Lyon F-69000,
France
4 Dermatology Department,
Hôpital de la Croix Rousse,
Hospices Civils de Lyon,
Lyon F-69004,
France

Leishmania is a protozoan which causes a wide variety of diseases, ranging from cutaneous (CL) to visceral (VL) leishmaniasis. The parasite Leishmania is endemic in 98 countries and territories. The number of new cases of CL per year ranges from 0.7 to 1.2 million [1]. Old World CL is classically due to L. tropica or L. major. Responsible mainly for VL, L. infantum has been recently considered as a causative agent of CL [2]. In France, autochtonous leishmaniasis cases (23/year [3]) are generally [...]