oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The Erythematous-maculo-papular eruption in acute Trypanosomiasis report of a case

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A European boy, aged 16 years, developed acute trypansomiasis after a visit to the Zambesi Valley. He contracted an acute erythematous maculo-papular eruption with some resemblance to that of measles or tick bite fever. It cleared after some days. The patient was treated with antrypol and steroids. The development of a morbilliform type of eruption in a person who has a fever and has been to an endemic sleeping sickness area should be regarded as a sign of the disease just as chancre or jaundice may be in the early stages of the disease.

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