cutaneous leishmaniasis


cutaneous leishmaniasis
an endemic type of leishmaniasis characterized by a cutaneous papule that evolves into a nodule, breaks down to form an indolent ulcer, and heals, leaving a depressed scar. Varieties found in Asia and Africa and those found in the Americas are caused by different species of Leishmania, have different animal vectors, and are called respectively Old World cutaneous l. and New World cutaneous l.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis.


Medical dictionary. 2011.

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