Cutaneous leishmaniasis lesion on teenager's face

Cutaneous leishmaniasis lesion on teenager's face

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Credit: A. CRUMP, TDR, WHO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Cutaneous leishmaniasis. View of a secondary cutaneous leishmaniasis lesion on the forehead of a girl. On her cheek is the scar from the original now healed lesion. Secondary leishmaniasis infections are uncommon. This tropical disease is caused by Leishmania sp., a parasitic protozoan which is transmitted by bites from infected sand-flies. This is the less serious form of the disease, where a persistent ulcer develops around the sand-fly bite. While the ulcer eventually heals, scarring (as here) is common. Drug treatment is effective. Photographed in Iran.

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Keywords: condition, cutaneo, cutaneous, cutaneous leishma, cutaneous leishmaniasis, disease, disorder, face, healthcare, iran, leishmaniasis, lesion, medical, medicine, scar, teenager, third world, third world medicine, ulce, ulcer

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