wet cutaneous leishmaniasis


wet cutaneous leishmaniasis
zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis a type of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis found mainly in rural areas in parts of the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent, caused by Leishmania major; its reservoirs are desert rodents such as ground squirrels and gerbils (particularly Rhombomys opimus and Meriones species) and it spreads to humans via the vectors Phlebotomus papatasi and P. duboscqi. Infection is acute, rapidly evolving, and characterized by multiple sores with inflammation, ulceration, and crusting. Called also acute or rural cutaneous l.

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