Auricular cutaneous leishmaniasis mimicking neoplastic disease


TARKAN Ö. , Cetik F., Uzun S.

JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY, vol.126, no.8, pp.821-824, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0022215112001120
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LARYNGOLOGY AND OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.821-824

Abstract

Objective: Leishmaniasis comprises a group of diseases transmitted by the bite of infected sand flies. There are three basic clinical forms of leishmaniasis: cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral. Leishmaniasis may mimic neoplastic lesions and other infectious diseases because of similar disease localisation, physical characteristics and histopathological findings.