[Leishmaniasis of the genital organs]

Med Cutan Ibero Lat Am. 1987;15(2):145-50.
[Article in Spanish]


Five cases of leishmaniasis in genital organs are exposed. The patients are males, farmers, with less than 30 years old (except one), residents of high leishmaniasis incidence zones. The majority of lesions were in penis, and of scabies ulcer type, destructive, painless and of slow evolution. In this cases generally, the clinic diagnosis was difficult to corroborate by the habitual laboratory methods and we insist that the principal differential diagnosis are the neoplastic process of the zone. The suspicion high index is important even to proceed to the therapeutic test and solve this kind of problems.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Antiprotozoal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Leishmania braziliensis
  • Leishmaniasis / complications
  • Leishmaniasis / drug therapy
  • Leishmaniasis / pathology*
  • Male
  • Meglumine / therapeutic use
  • Meglumine Antimoniate
  • Organometallic Compounds / therapeutic use
  • Penile Diseases / drug therapy
  • Penile Diseases / pathology*
  • Penile Neoplasms / complications


  • Antiprotozoal Agents
  • Organometallic Compounds
  • Meglumine
  • Meglumine Antimoniate