cutaneous leishmaniasis

noun
plural cutaneous leishmaniases

Definition of cutaneous leishmaniasis

: a common form of leishmaniasis that is caused by a parasitic protozoan (such as Leishmania tropica and L. major in the Old World and L. mexicana and L. braziliensis in the New World) and is marked by the formation of one or more enlarging, slowly-healing, skin lesions (as a papule or ulcer) which typically occur on an exposed part of the body (as the face or an arm or leg) and usually cause significant scarring Physicians should consider the possibility of cutaneous leishmaniasis in persons with chronic skin lesions who have traveled to or been deployed within areas where leishmaniasis is endemic.Travel Medicine Advisor — compare visceral leishmaniasis

First Known Use of cutaneous leishmaniasis

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Cutaneous leishmaniasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutaneous%20leishmaniasis. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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cutaneous leishmaniasis

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Medical Definition of cutaneous leishmaniasis

: a common form of leishmaniasis that is caused by a parasitic protozoan of the genus Leishmania (as L. tropica and L. major in the Old World and L. mexicana and L. braziliensis in the New World) and is marked by the formation of one or more enlarging, slowly-healing, skin lesions (as a papule or ulcer) which typically occur on an exposed part of the body (as the face or an arm or leg) and cause significant scarring The histopathologic changes seen in cutaneous leishmaniasis are characterized by irregular acanthosis, with or without epidermal ulceration, and a dense dermal infiltrate of mixed inflammatory cells.— Michael Royer and Mark Crowe, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Leishmaniasis is among the world's deadliest insect-borne parasitic diseases. Its most common form, cutaneous leishmaniasis, causes skin sores at the site of infection.— Rachel Nuwar, The New York Times — see mucocutaneous leishmaniasis — compare visceral leishmaniasis

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