Case Report

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Lesion on the Ear from Kashan, Central Iran: A Case Report


Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) frequently occurs in many rural and urban areas of Iran. Leishmania major and L. tropica are principally two causative agents of CL in Iran. We report here a case of leishmaniasis of the ear in a 61-year-old man referred to the Reference laboratory, Kashan, central Iran, in Jan 2022. He suffered from a 2-month history of a 1×3 cm lesion on the left ear. In the microscopy examination, amastigotes forms of Leishmania spp. were observed. L. tropica was confirmed using a single PCR with species-specific primers. The patient was introduced to a physician to begin the treatment protocol. It is recommended that physicians, especially in an endemic area, investigate any atypical lesion for CL.

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Leishmania Ear Iran

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Hooshyar H, Rasti S, Rostamkhani P. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Lesion on the Ear from Kashan, Central Iran: A Case Report. Iran J Parasitol. 2023;18(1):119-124.