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Laryngeal leishmaniasis as initial opportunistic disease in HIV infection

  • Diego Luis Cánovas (a1), Jaime Carbonell (a2), Jose Torres (a3), Jordi Altés (a4) and Juan Buades (a4)...

Abstract

A case of laryngeal leishmaniasis, with symptoms of hoarseness and odinophagia which had developed over the past year, is presented. Clinical features and histological findings are discussed. Visceral leishmaniasis is increasingly associated with HIV infection and some authors have suggested the possibility of including it as a diagnostic criterium for AIDS in HIV-positive patients.

When any case of leishmaniasis presents atypical clinical features, localization or treatment response in endemic areas, HIV infection should be ruled out.

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Jaime Carbonell Casasús, C/Carmen no. 31, 5° 1a, 07003 Palma de Mallorca, Espana.

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Laryngeal leishmaniasis as initial opportunistic disease in HIV infection

  • Diego Luis Cánovas (a1), Jaime Carbonell (a2), Jose Torres (a3), Jordi Altés (a4) and Juan Buades (a4)...

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