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Co-Infection of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis and HIV


Torrico, F., Parrado, R., Castro, R., Marquez, C. J., Torrico, M. C., Solano, M., ... García, A. L. (2009). Co-Infection of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis and HIV: report of a case of mucosal leishmaniasis in Cochabamba, Bolivia. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 81(4), 555-558. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.2009.09-0268


We describe the first case of Leishmania/HIV co-infection reported in Bolivia. Initially hospitalized with a diagnosis of pneumonia and bronchitis, the patient had numerous cutaneous and mucosal lesions caused by Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis. The patient was also diagnosed as severely immunocompromised because of HIV infection.