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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 226-228  

Development of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in AmBisome treated visceral leishmaniasis: A possible challenge to elimination program in India

VNR Das1, K Pandey1, D Singh2, C Forwood3, CS Lal4, P Das2 
1 Department of Clinical Medicine, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Agamkuan, Patna, India
2 Department of Molecular Biology, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Agamkuan, Patna, India
3 Médecins Sans Frontières, Sadar Hospital, Vaishali, India
4 Department of Biochemistry, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Agamkuan, Patna, India

Correspondence Address:
K Pandey
Department of Clinical Medicine, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Agamkuan, Patna
India

We report two cases, one male (33 years) and a female (14 years), that developed Post-Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL) after successful treatment for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or Kala-azar with AmBisome, the lipid complex of Amphotericin B. Both cases presented with hypo-pigmented macular lesions all over the body. The patients responded well to AmBisome after treatment with three courses. This first ever case report from India indicates that possibly there is no effective drug for VL until date, which can prevent post-treatment development of PKDL.


How to cite this article:
Das V, Pandey K, Singh D, Forwood C, Lal C S, Das P. Development of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in AmBisome treated visceral leishmaniasis: A possible challenge to elimination program in India.J Postgrad Med 2013;59:226-228


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Das V, Pandey K, Singh D, Forwood C, Lal C S, Das P. Development of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in AmBisome treated visceral leishmaniasis: A possible challenge to elimination program in India. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Nov 13 ];59:226-228
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