Ulcerative penile Leishmaniasis in a child

YEŞİLOVA Y., Turan E., Sürücü H. A., Kocarslan S., Tanrikulu O., Eroǧlu N.

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, vol.80, no.3, pp.247-249, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0378-6323.132253
  • Journal Name: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-249
  • Keywords: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, penile ulcer, pediatric, CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS, SANLIURFA
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Penile ulcers may be caused by several different agents. Rarely, cutaneous leishmaniasis may also be accompanied by penile ulcers. We report a five-year-old boy with who had an ulcer on the glans penis. Smears from the ulcer demonstrated amastigotes, biopsy showed histopathological features of leishmaniasis and Leishmania was grown in culture. Treatment with meglumine antimoniate injections led to improvement.