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A case of cutaneous leishmaniasis found in Indiana


Cutaneous leishmaniasis was diagnosed in an Indiana resident, an 80-year-old man who had visited Afganistan 7 months earlier. Although cultures were negative, skin biopsy demonstrated round to oval bodies that stained strongly positive with Giemsa staining. His ulcerated plaques cleared readily with oral ketoconazole.

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