High-Dose Oral Fluconazole Therapy Effective for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Due to Leishmania (Vianna) braziliensis


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Abstract

We report for the first time the successful use of fluconazole to treat cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania braziliensis. We used escalating doses from 5 to 8 mg/kg per day. At a dose of 5 mg/kg per day, 75% patients were cured, and at 8 mg/kg per day, the cure rate was 100%. Fluconazole was well tolerated.

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