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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-91

Post-Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis Associated With Oral Lesions: A Rare Case Report

1 Department of Oral Pathology, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, U.P., India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, U.P., India

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Akansha Misra
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar - 201 201, U.P.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mamcjms.mamcjms_10_17

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Post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is a dermatosis that usually occurs after visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by Leishmania donovani and characterized by macular, maculopapular, and nodular skin lesions on the whole body surface. It is a late cutaneous manifestation of VL in untreated or inadequately treated patients, first described by Brahmachari in 1922. In India, PKDL occurs in 6–20% of the cases of VL, 6 months to 5 years after the apparently successful treatment of VL. The diagnosis of PKDL presents a challenge due to low parasite burden in the lesions. We report a case of PKDL that presented with polymorphic skin lesions along with the involvement of the oral cavity including an insight into the recent advances in diagnosis, pathogenesis, and case management.

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