Treatment of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis by CO2 Laser and Er:YAG Laser Asia Husam Hasan* DDV, Osama M Al-Joboori* FICMS, Saad Jawad Jassam* DDV
Background: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis is an endemic disease in Iraq, it persists for long periods and heals with disfiguring scars, many treatments have been suggested for this disease.
Objective: To compare the effect of CO2 laser with Er:YAG laser in treatment of acute cutaneous Leishmaniasis.
Methods: This is a prospective interventional randomized, clinical study was done on 42 patients with 51 lesions in two groups evaluated in Tikrit and Baghdad city. The patients in group A underwent one session of fractional CO2 laser for treatment of cutaneous Leishmaniasis and the patients in group B underwent one session of Er:YAG laser. All cases were evaluated according to “Sharquie’s modified leishmaniasis score to assess the objective response to topical or systemic therapy”. The data collected and analyzed by Chi-square and P-value.
Results: There were 19 patients with 22 lesions in group A and 23 patients with 29 lesions in group B. The mean age was 37.4 ± 9.82. Our results show there was no statistically significant difference between cure rates of both groups. The cure rate of group A was 95.5% and that of group B was 93.2%.
Conclusions: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis can be treated effectively with CO2 laser and Er:YAG laser.
Copyright (c) 2020 Iraqi Medical Journal
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.
- No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.