Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Treatment

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The response to treatment varies according to the species. Drugs for systemic and topical treatment can be used. There is an urgent need for better and cheaper drugs.

Indications for local treatment

  • lack of risk of developing mucosal lesions

  • Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis

  • small, single lesion

  • absence of lymph node metastasis

Indications for systemic treatment

  • presence of mucosal lesion or lymph node metastasis

  • New World cutaneous leishmaniasis, except localised Leishmania mexicana infection

  • lesions unresponsive to local treatment

Category: Medicine Notes



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