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BARADARANFAR M, BEINESH F. VISCERAL LE ISHMANIASIS (KALA-AZAR) WI TH A RARE MANIFESTATI ON OF SUBMENTAL ADENOPATHY . Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2004; 17 (4) :353-355
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-674-en.html

Assistant Professor From the Depts. Of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Pathology, Yazd University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, I.R. Iran.
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Visceral leishmaniasis is a protozoar disease caused by L.donovani. Transmission to humans (incidental host) occurs via insect bite and the phlebotomous (female sand-fly) transmits the disease. Common presentations of the disease include hepatomegaly and splenomegaly, but fever, chills and night sweats may be part of the disease's symptoms. Lymphadenopathy without systemic manifestations is a very rare presentation of the disease. We hereby present a 9 year old boy in whom the only presentation of visceral leishmaniasis in him was a 2x 1.5 cm submental mass without any signs or symptoms. After excisional biopsy Leishmaniasis was confirmed and the patient underwent medical management that resulted in complete recovery. Visceral leishmaniasis must be considered as a cause of lymphadenopathy in endemic areas.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Otorhinolaryngology