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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 428-429

Auricular enlargement: An atypical presentation of old world cutaneous leishmaniasis


Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University, M.C. Shohada e Tajrish Hospital, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Reza Mahmoud Robati
Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University, M.C. Shohada e Tajrish Hospital, Shahrdari St, 1989934148, Tehran
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.84750

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The auricle is an extremely rare site for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Old World, which tends to be a benign disease with self-healing small nodules such as the "oriental sore". However, in the New World, there is a type of CL of the ear, named as "chiclero's ulcer" which is caused by Leishmania mexicana. Herein, we describe a case of massive auricular enlargement due to Old World CL.


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