ISSN: 2459 - 1777 | E-ISSN 2587-0394
Volume : 7 Issue : 4 Year : 2022
A Rare Cause of Preseptal Cellulitis: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis [Beyoglu Eye J]
Beyoglu Eye J. 2022; 7(4): 320-323 | DOI: 10.14744/bej.2022.32650

A Rare Cause of Preseptal Cellulitis: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Hazal Bircan, Nilay Yüksel
Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Türkiye

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a protozoal disease that occurs in many parts of the world, usually caused by Leishmaniasis major and Leishmaniasis tropica and transmitted by sandfly bites. Eyelid involvement is rarely seen as the movement of the eyelids prevents the fly vector from biting the skin in this area. We report a case of cutaneous leishmaniasis with eyelid involvement causing preseptal cellulitis in a 71-year-old male patient.

Keywords: Eyelid, leishmaniasis, preseptal cellulitis.

Hazal Bircan, Nilay Yüksel. A Rare Cause of Preseptal Cellulitis: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Beyoglu Eye J. 2022; 7(4): 320-323

Corresponding Author: Hazal Bircan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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