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cutaneous leishmaniasis

cutaneous leishmaniasis in Medicine

cutaneous leishmaniasis n.
An endemic disease in northern Africa and western and central Asia, caused by infection with promastigotes of Leishmania tropica and transmitted by the bite of a sandfly of the genus Phlebotomus. It begins as a papule that enlarges to a nodule and then breaks down into an ulcer that leaves an indented scar. Also called Old World leishmaniasis.

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Encyclopedia Article for cutaneous leishmaniasis

infectious disease that is a type of leishmaniasis (q.v.).

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