Basal cell carcinoma superimposed on a cutaneous leishmaniasis lesion in an immunocompromised patient

Ali Asilian, Iman Momeni, Parastou Khosravani


  • Leishmaniasis is a protozoan infection due to organisms of the genus Leishmania. The differential diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis includes arthropod bites, basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and other malignancies. BCC is the most common form of skin cancer. We present a case of cutaneous leishmaniasis resistant to standard intralesional glucantime injection in an immunocompromised patient, which was proved to be BCC after surgical excision.
  • KEYWORDS: Leishmaniasis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Glucantime.


Leishmaniasis, BCC ,glucantime

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