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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

Dispatch

Leishmaniasis in Germany

Gundel Harms*Comments to Author , Gabriele Schönian*, and Hermann Feldmeier†
Author affiliations: *Charité, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany; †Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Table 1

Characteristics of patients with cutaneous and mucosal leishmaniasis, Germanya

No. Exposure Status Sex Age (y) Leishmania species Treatment Outcome
Europe

1
France
Tourist
F
64
L. donovani complex
No treatment
No cure
2
Italy
Tourist
F
24
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Improved
3
Malta
Tourist
M
22
L. donovani complex
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Cured
4
Malta
Tourist
M
39
L. donovani complex
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Cured
5
Malta
Tourist
F
57
n.d.
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Cured
6
Malta
Tourist
M
62
n.d.
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Cured
7
Spain (Majorca)
Tourist
F
5
n.d.
Pentamidine isethionate
Cured
8
Spain (Majorca)
Tourist
M
13
L. donovani complex
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Cured
9
Spain
Tourist
F
31
L. donovani complex
No treatment
Unknown
10
Spain
Tourist
M
33
L. donovani complex
Antibiotic
Cured
Americas

11
Belize
Tourist
M
36
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Unknown
12
Belize
Tourist
F
32
n.d.
IFN-gamma
Cured
13
Bolivia
Tourist
M
35
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Unknown
14
Brazil
Tourist
M
25
n.d.
Systemic pentavalent antimonials
Cured
15
Brazil
Tourist
M
39
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Unknown
16
Brazil
Tourist
M
33
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
17
Ecuador
Tourist
F
29
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
18
Ecuador
Tourist
M
36
n.d.
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
19
French Guyana
Work stay
M
28
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
20
French Guyana
Work stay
M
22
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
21
Guatemala
Tourist
M
31
L. mexicana
Ketokonazole
Cured
22
Peru
Work stay
F
25
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
23
Peru
Tourist
F
33
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
24
Peru
Tourist
M
35
L. braziliensis complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Cured
Asia

25
Afghanistan
Immigrant
M
21
L. tropica
Aminosidine ointment
No cure
26
Afghanistan
Tourist
F
12
n.d.
Aminosidine ointment
Cured
27
United Arab Emirates
Tourist
F
44
n.d.
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Cured
28
Syria
Tourist
M
5
n.d.
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Unknown
29
Syria
Tourist
F
3
n.d.
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Unknown
30
Turkey
Tourist
F
33
n.d.
Antibiotic
Cured
31
Turkey
Tourist
M
37
L. donovani complex
Liposomal amphotericin B
Improved
Africa

32
Egypt
Tourist
M
25
L. tropica
Aminosidine ointment
No cure
33
Egypt
Tourist
F
27
L. tropica
Aminosidine ointment
Cured
34
Kenya
Tourist
M
50
n.d.
Perilesional pentavalent antimonials
Cured
35 Lybia Work stay M 34 n.d. Aminosidine ointment Cured

an.d., not done; IFN, interferon.

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