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dc.contributor.authorKoliou, Maria Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorAntoniou, Yiannakisen_US
dc.contributor.authorAntoniou, Mariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorChristodoulou, Vasilikien_US
dc.contributor.authorMazeris, Apostolosen_US
dc.contributor.authorSoteriades, Elpidoforos Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-02T21:27:48Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationKoliou, Maria G, Yiannakis Antoniou, Maria Antoniou, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Apostolos Mazeris, and Elpidoforos S Soteriades. 2014. “A cluster of four cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania donovani in Cyprus: a case series.” Journal of Medical Case Reports 8 (1): 354. doi:10.1186/1752-1947-8-354. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1947-8-354.en
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:13454688
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Leishmaniasis is endemic in more than 95 countries and is the only tropical/subtropical vector-borne disease that has been endemic in Southern Europe for decades. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania donovani in a child and the first cluster with adult cases reported in Europe. Case presentation: We describe a familial cluster of four cutaneous leishmaniasis cases among Greek Cypriots caused by L. donovani in a Paphos village, in Cyprus. A 6-year-old boy (Case number 1) had a persistent lesion in the left angle of his upper lip, a 60-year-old woman (Case number 2) presented with a 2cm-diameter glabella lesion on her forehead, a 60-year-old man (Case number 3) developed a lesion on his moustache area and a 40-year-old woman (Case number 4) had a lesion on her neck. In Case number 3 the lesion was self-cured; the other cases recovered after surgical resection followed by liposomal amphotericin B (Case numbers 1 and 4) or thermotherapy and liposomal amphotericin B (Case number 2). Conclusions: This familial cluster of cutaneous leishmaniasis, due to the anthroponotic L. donovani, shows that the sand fly species responsible for transmitting this parasite species is found in the area around the three neighbouring houses involved. The factors favourable for the survival, spread and contact of the vector with people could be assessed in this area for the establishment of preventative measures to safeguard public health.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1186/1752-1947-8-354en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4220636/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectClusteren
dc.subjectCutaneous leishmaniasisen
dc.subjectCyprusen
dc.subjecten
dc.titleA cluster of four cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis by Leishmania donovani in Cyprus: a case seriesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalJournal of Medical Case Reportsen
dash.depositing.authorSoteriades, Elpidoforos Sen_US
dc.date.available2014-12-02T21:27:48Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-1947-8-354*
dash.authorsorderedfalse
dash.contributor.affiliatedSoteriades, Elpidoforos


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