Cutaneous leishmaniasis may present with unusual clinical variants such as erysipeloid, sporotrichoid, whitlow, paronychia and impetigo form. The chronic zoster-form variant has rarely been reported. We report a male patient with zoster-form cutaneous leishmaniasis on the back of his neck in Yazd province in central Iran. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of chronic zoster-form cutaneous leishmaniasis from our city, and the second case in Iran. Once diagnosed, it responded well to conventional treatment.
aInfectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center
bDepartment of Medical Parasitology & Mycology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
Correspondence to Seyed H. Shahcheraghi, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. Tel: +98 913 2531389; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 11 November, 2014
Revised 30 November, 2014
Accepted 30 November, 2014