Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

Cutaneous leishmaniasis

Cutaneous leishmaniasis

A 32-year-old woman presented with an asymptomatic, large, red, oval, indurated ulcerative plaque with punched-out border on the extensor surface of the forearm of 4 months duration.  Intralesional injections of sodium stibogluconate given at 2 weeks intervals resulted in cure with some residual atrophic scar after 8 sessions.