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Leishmaniasis isoleret til larynx som årsag til kronisk laryngitis

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  • Mikkel Kaltoft
  • Helga Richert Munch-Petersen
  • Henrik Møller
Mucosal leishmaniasis is uncommon outside Central and South America, where it is commonly caused by Leishmania (L.) braziliensis. We present a case of isolated laryngeal leishmaniasis detected in a 78-year-old male, who presented with chronic hoarseness. Histologic examination of biopsies taken from the larynx showed L. amastigotes. An L.-specific indirect fluorescent antibody test was positive. Polymerase chain reaction showed infection with L. donovani, L. infantum or L. tropica, species which do not normally cause isolated mucosal infection. This is the first reported case from Scandinavia.
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind172
Udgave nummer42
Sider (fra-til)2898-9
Antal sider2
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 18 okt. 2010

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