Issue: 2018 > January > case report

Fulminant presentation of oral mucosal leishmaniasis as severe stomatitis and periodontitis

M.H.T. de Ruiter, C. Stijnis, J.W. Nolte, A. Bart, S.L. Croonen, J. de Lange, M.P. Grobusch
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This case report shows an atypical presentation of mucosal leishmaniasis infantum in the oral cavity resulting in severe stomatitis and periodontitis. The patient was immunocompromised because of rheumatoid arthritis for which he used prednisone and methotrexate. He was treated with intravenous liposomal amphotericin B and recovered within four weeks.