Prospective study among cutaneous leishmaniasis cases in Tripoli Central Hospital, Tripoli, Libya.

Original article


El Buni AA, Edwebi H, Ben Darif AL.

Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.

Arch Inst Pasteur Tunis. 1997 Jan-Apr;74(1-2):3-4.


One hundred and nine cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis were referred to Dermatology unit, Tripoli Central Hospital from 24 localities in north-west Libya during the period from September to December 1994. Clinically most of the lesions were multiple and distributed on the uncovered parts of the body, and the size ranged from 1 to 5 cm. In diameter. The prevalence of infection was 65.3% among age groups 1-30 year old. Patients responded well to the treatment with sodium stibagluconate.

Keywords: cutaneous leishmaniasis ,Antimony Sodium Gluconate,sodium stibagluconate