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Perforation of the Nasal Septum and Nasal Ulcers

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A case about a HIV woman with nasal ulcers is described in this paper. In every inmunodepressed patient who has mu-cosal or cutaneous ulcers, infection by leishmanial parasites needs to be ruled out, especially when ulcers have not re-gression with usual treatments. The Leishmanial nasal disease usually shows swelling and mucosal ulcers, that may progress to necrosis. Delaying in appropriate therapy might cause irreversible damage.

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M. Martín-Fortea, I. Sanjoaquín-Conde, S. Letona-Carbajo, M. Crusells-Canales, J. Cuesta-Muñoz and J. Amiguet-García, "Perforation of the Nasal Septum and Nasal Ulcers," World Journal of AIDS, Vol. 1 No. 2, 2011, pp. 28-30. doi: 10.4236/wja.2011.12005.

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