Baghdad boil


Bagh·​dad boil ˈbag-ˌdad- How to pronounce Baghdad boil (audio)
: cutaneous leishmaniasis
Iran makes basic childhood vaccines and is struggling to make one against leishmaniasis, a sandfly-borne disease that caused the painful "Baghdad boil" that afflicted the first American troops in Iraq …Donald J. McNeil Jr., The New York Times

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“Baghdad boil.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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