oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The erythematous-maculo-papular eruption in acute trypanosomiasis: report of a case

Volume 31, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



European boy, aged 16 years, developed acute trypansomiasis after a visit to the Zambezi 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 Suramin and cortico-steroids. The purpose of this paper is to descriptionbe the diffuse erythematous eruption which may develop during the acute stage of trypanosomiasis.

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