zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis

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zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis n.
An acute form of cutaneous leishmaniasis occurring among people living in rural areas near infected rodents and characterized by rapidly developing skin lesions that become severely inflamed, with moist necrotizing sores that often leave disfiguring scars. Also called rural leishmaniasis, wet leishmaniasis.

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