Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contact Us Login 
An Official Publication of the Indian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists

Year : 2020  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 402
Oral leishmaniasis: Report of two cases

1 Department of Stomatology, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2 Department of Stomatology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Correspondence Address:
Rennan Luiz Oliveira Dos Santos
School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.JOMFP_306_18

Rights and Permissions

Leishmaniasis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by several species of the parasite Leishmania that is transmitted by insects of the genus Phlebotomus spp. or Lutzomyia spp. This disease can affect skin, mucous membranes and viscera being classified as cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis, depending on the spectrum of clinical manifestations. Diagnosis can be achieved through biopsy, microscopical analysis, Montenegro intradermoreaction and/or ELISA. The dentist plays an important role in the diagnosis of this disease due to frequent involvement of oral mucosa. This article reports two clinical cases of leishmaniasis with oral mucosa involvement, their diagnosis workup and treatment.

Print this article  Email this article

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
  Related articles
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded62    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow
Online since 15th Aug, 2007