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Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis. Man with a diffuse form of cutaneous leishmaniasis. The initial (differential diagnosis) had been sarcoidosis. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a skin condition caused by infection by Leishmania protozoan parasites. They are transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected sandfly. The cutaneous (skin) form is the most common. The lesions generally heal, though scarring is possible. Photographed in India.
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