Cutaneous leishmaniasis (Leishmania tropica) in a German tourist after travel to Greece

Nicole Berens-Riha, Erna Fleischmann, Francine Pratlong, Gisela Bretzel, Frank von Sonnenburg, Thomas Löscher

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We report on a German tourist returning from vacations in Southern Greece with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) presenting as multiple erythematosquamous lesions caused by Leishmania tropica (zymodeme MON-57). In spite of its endemicity, only few data are available on the incidence and current distribution of CL in Greece, which may allow for an assessment of the risk for travelers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)220-2
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 23-Jun-2009


  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Aged
  • Amebicides/administration & dosage
  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Protozoan
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Humans
  • Leishmania tropica/immunology
  • Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous/drug therapy
  • Male
  • Paromomycin/administration & dosage
  • Travel
  • Treatment Outcome


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