Infection

, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp 355–356

Localized Lymphadenopathy Due to Leishmanial Infection

  • G. Harms
  • J. Zenk
  • S. Martin
  • M. Kokozidou
  • W. Püschel
  • U. Bienzle
  • H. M. Seitz
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s15010-001-1080-3

Cite this article as:
Harms, G., Zenk, J., Martin, S. et al. Infection (2001) 29: 355. doi:10.1007/s15010-001-1080-3

Abstract

A 25-year-old female patient presented with an isolated cervical lymph node enlargement several months after having returned from Spain and Latin America. She had no other signs or symptoms of disease. Leishmania infantum/chagasi was identified as the causative agent. With extended travel activities localized lymph node enlargement due to leishmanial infection should be included in the differential diagnosis of lymphadenopathy of unknown origin.

Key Words Leishmaniasis Localized lymphadenopathy Leishmania infantum/chagasi 

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© Urban & Vogel Medien und Medizin Verlagsgesellschaft 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Harms
    • 1
  • J. Zenk
    • 2
  • S. Martin
    • 3
  • M. Kokozidou
    • 3
  • W. Püschel
    • 4
  • U. Bienzle
    • 1
  • H. M. Seitz
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Tropical Medicine and Medical Faculty Charité, Humboldt Universiy Berlin, Spandauer Damm 130, D-14050 Berlin, Germany; e-mail: gundel.harms@charite.deDE
  2. 2.Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, GermanyDE
  3. 3.Institute of Medical Parasitology, Bonn University, Bonn, GermanyDE
  4. 4.Dept. of Pathology, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, GermanyDE

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