Cutaneous and Presumed Visceral Leishmaniasis in a Soldier Deployed to Afghanistan

James P. Woodrow, MD; Joshua D. Hartzell, MD; Jim Czarnik, MD; David M. Brett-Major, MD; Glenn Wortmann, MD


November 30, 2006


We report on a case involving a US soldier returning from Afghanistan with concomitant manifestations of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis, as well as latent infection with P vivax. Such presentation is rare, and highlights the importance of considering VL in the presence of CL, as well as the possibility of co-infection with other endemic diseases in the evaluation of ill travelers.

Note: The opinions or assertions contained herein are those of the authors and should not be construed as reflecting the views of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.


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