Nebiye Yentur Doni1*, Gulcan Gurses2, İsa An3, Akın Yigin4 and Fadile Yildiz Zeyrek1
1Department of Medical Microbiology, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2Department of Medical Microbiology, Vocational School of Health Services, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey
3Ministry of Health, Health Sciences University, Sanliurfa Training and Research Hospital, Dermatology Clinic,
4Department of Veterinary Medicine, Harran University, Turkey
A 24 year old man presented with a 3 to 5 months history of a well defined erythematous plaque extended to involve the whole left hand middle finger, resembling lupus vulgaris. He also presented 1 ulcerated lesion on his left shoulder, and1 papulonodular lesion on his left arm. He was a textile worker. He could not use his left hand due to the huge lesion on his middle finger. Lupoid Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (LCL) is a clinical form of CL characterized by a chronic relapsing course, unusual clinical features, and a unique granulomatous lesion. Lupoid cutaneous leishmaniasis is identified by a broad range of clinical presentation with brown to red papules, yellowish-brown papules and, apple-jelly papules. A punch biopsy aspiration fluid from lesions was used, and a part of the exudate of fluid of the lupoid lesion was used for the identification of Leishmania species by Real Time PCR.
Lupoid cutaneous leishmaniasis; Lupus vulgaris; Leishmania major
Doni NY, Gurses G, An İ, Yigin A, Zeyrek FY. Lupoid Cutaneous Leishmaniasis due to Leishmania major, a Great Mimicker of Lupus Vulgaris in Sanliurfa, Turkey: A Case Report. Am J Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2021; 4(2): 1057..