Topical treatment with paromomycin for cutaneous leishmaniasis

D. Ben-Amitai, Y. Danon, S. Ashkenazi, Bz Garty

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis, especially on the face, continues to present a complex therapeutic problem because of the potential formation of ugly scars. We present a 6-year-old girl who recently immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia with extensive facial lesions of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Treatment with ketoconazole caused liver damage. Local application of an ointment containing paromomycin sulfate and methylbenzethonium chloride for 3 weeks resulted in complete recovery with minimal scarring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatological Treatment
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995


  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Paromomycin


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