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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 214297, 2 pages
Case Report

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis of the Eyelid: A Case Report

1Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Avenue Ebnesina, Safaeeyeh, Yazd 8915887857, Iran
2Department of Optometry, School of Rehabilitation, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1985717443, Iran

Received 3 July 2013; Accepted 10 September 2013

Academic Editors: S. Dogra, M. Ghate, and P. Horrocks

Copyright © 2013 Jamshid Ayatollahi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic in certain areas of Iran, and in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of reports for rare and new forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis. We describe one unusual clinical form of cutaneous leishmaniasis. In a 27-year-old man, who noted a pimple on the upper eyelid 4 months before. The lesion was nodular and measured 1 cm × 1 cm in diameter. A diagnosis of eyelid cutaneous leishmaniasis was made, and treatment was started with intramuscular meglumine antimonate. He showed a dramatic response, and the lesion almost completely disappeared.