Cutaneous manifestation of leishmaniasis 40 years after exposure in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

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) 1042-8194

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: leishmaniasis, cutaneous, leishmania exposure, forty years, chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Cancer studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences
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Depositing User: Kim Forbes
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2010 07:57
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/2475

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