Rhinophyma-like cutaneous leishmaniasis
Department of Dermatology, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital, 5000 Monastir
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Youssef M, Soua Y, Belhadjali H. Rhinophyma-like cutaneous leishmaniasis . Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2014;80:537-538
A 62-year-old man presented with a progressive, asymptomatic swelling of the nose for 4 months. [Figure - 1]a. Since the patient originates from an endemic area of cutaneous leishmaniasis, a smear and PCR test were done confirming the presence of Leishmania parasites. Meglumine antimoniate, 20 mg/kg/day was adminstered intramuscularly for a period of 15 days with marked improvement [Figure - 1]b.
|Figure 1: (a) Giant erythematous scaly swelling occupying whole of the nose. (b) Improvement post treatment|