leishmaniasis recidivans

leishmaniasis recidivans
a relapsing form of cutaneous leishmaniasis that resembles tuberculosis of the skin and may last for many years. Either the ulcer heals incompletely, scarring centrally but spreading peripherally, or it heals and recurs at the edge of the scar. It is usually caused by Leishmania tropica in the Old World and L. braziliensis in the New World.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Leishmaniasis — Diseases due to the parasite called Leishmania involving the organs (kala azar), skin plus mucous membranes (espundia), or skin alone (usually named for the place plus boil, button or sore as, for example, Jericho boil, Bagdad button, Delhi sore) …   Medical dictionary

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  • Leishmania tropica — a species, of the subgenus Leishmania, causing Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis, usually as a dry lesion; it can also cause leishmaniasis recidivans or, rarely, visceral leishmaniasis. It is endemic in urban areas of Iran, Iraq, and India,… …   Medical dictionary

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