image of Coinfection of Leishmania guyanensis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Report of a Case of Disseminated Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Ecuador
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Reported herein is the first case of –human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection in Ecuador. In Ecuador, HIV infections overlap endemic areas of leishmaniasis. Immunosuppression is a well‐established risk factor for developing severe disease. This is a severe case of a 32‐year‐old man presenting with disseminated pleomorphic ulcers, papules, and cutaneous plaque‐like lesions over his whole body. Numerous amastigotes were observed in both skin scrapings and biopsies. The sequence of the gene confirmed the presence of . The patient was treated but failed to respond to meglumine antimoniate and amphotericin B. Six months later, the patient died due to bacterial septic shock.


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  • Published online : 13 Feb 2017
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