Immunofluorescence in cutaneous leishmaniasis

S. Brenner, A. Srebrnik, B. Hazaz, A. Krakowski

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Abstract

A case of acute cutaneous leishmaniasis is reported in which skin biopsy of the lesion revealed deposits of IgM, fibrinogen and C3 in the blood vessel wall and granular de-posits of IgG and C3 at the dermoepidermal junction. No immune complexes were detected in the healthy unaffected skin in the same patient and no circulating immune complexes were found in the blood. This case demonstrates tissue-bound immune complexes in cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalDermatology
Volume168
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blood vessel wall IgG
  • C3
  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Dermoepidermal junction
  • Fibrinogen
  • IgM
  • Immunoglobulin deposits

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