An unusual gastrointestinal presentation of leishmaniasis

Scand J Infect Dis. 1995;27(3):297-8. doi: 10.3109/00365549509019026.

Abstract

While visceral leishmaniasis (VL) generally occurs in immunocompetent subjects in endemic areas, it has been increasingly recognised as an important opportunistic infection in the immunocompromised including those infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. We report an unusual presentation of visceral leishmaniasis in a patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) with disease which appeared to be limited to the gastrointestinal tract.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / etiology
  • Animals
  • Bone Marrow / parasitology
  • Duodenum / parasitology
  • Endoscopy, Digestive System
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / etiology
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / diagnosis*
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / etiology
  • Leishmania infantum / isolation & purification
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral / diagnosis*
  • Leishmaniasis, Visceral / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged