Jewell, A. P. and Giles, F. J. (1996) Cutaneous manifestation of leishmaniasis 40 years after exposure in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Leukemia and Lymphoma, 21(3-4), pp. 347-349. ISSN (print) 1042-8194Full text not available from this archive.
Most individuals infected with the protozoan parasite Leishmania do not demonstrate overt disease, because of effective immune protection produced by T-cell mediated immunity. Acquired defects in T-cell responses may lead to emergence of leishmaniasis many years after exposure in endemic areas. We describe a case of a 75 year old man, who presented with a cutaneous manifestation of leishmaniasis 40 years after exposure, co-incident with the diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||leishmaniasis, cutaneous, leishmania exposure, forty years, chronic lymphocytic leukemia|
|Research Area:||Allied health professions and studies
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences (until 2013)|
|Depositing User:||Kim Forbes|
|Date Deposited:||31 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||13 Jul 2010 07:57|
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