Baghdad boil

noun
Bagh·​dad boil | \ ˈbag-ˌdad- How to pronounce Baghdad boil (audio) \

Medical Definition of Baghdad boil

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Baghdad%20boil. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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