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Erratum to: Thermotherapy. An alternative for the treatment of American cutaneous leishmaniasis

  • Liliana López1,
  • Martha Robayo2,
  • Margarita Vargas2 and
  • Iván D. Vélez1Email author

Received: 11 July 2017

Accepted: 11 July 2017

Published: 1 September 2017

The original article was published in Trials 2012 13:58


The original publication [1] misses 4 tables and 1 figure which should have been available as additional files. The missing additional files have been included with this erratum as well as a list with description which can be found below.

Table S1: As shown in Additional file 1, both groups had similar demographic, clinical and parasitologic characteristics.

Table S2: By intention-totreat, the definitive healing rate in the thermotherapy group was 58.5% (95% IC 49–66) and 72% (95% IC 78– 92) in the Meglumine antimoniate group, as shown on Additional file 2.

Table S3 and the Leishmania species identified. There was also no association between treatment and other variables such as number, location and lesion type or with the geographical area of Colombia where the infection occurred (Additional file 3).

Table S4: Additional file 4 shows the systemic and local side effects found in this study.

Figure S1: Additional file 5 Flow diagram.



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Authors’ Affiliations

Program for the Study and Control of Tropical Disease, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
Dirección de Sanidad, DISAN, Colombia Army, Bogotá, Colombia


  1. Liliana L. Thermotherapy. An alternative for the treatment of American cutaneous leishmaniasis. Trials. 2012;13:58. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-13-58.View ArticleGoogle Scholar


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