What are the diagnostic considerations in cutaneous leishmaniasis?

Updated: Feb 18, 2020
  • Author: Craig G Stark, MD, FACP, FFTM, RCPS(Glasg), FISTM; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Cutaneous leishmaniasis

Localized cutaneous leishmaniasis usually manifests as a nonspecific ulcer that can mimic many other infectious and noninfectious skin conditions. The vast majority of cases patients spontaneously with scarring and never come to the attention of clinicians. Even in US troops stationed in Iraq, it has been felt, by many most closely associated with the disease and familiar with the epidemiology in the military, that less than 25% of all disease ever concerns afflicted soldiers enough to seek medical attention.

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