Is the Clinical Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Justified in Endemic Regions?

Authors

  • Mahmood D. Al-Mendalawi Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v19i3.1340

Keywords:

Cutaneous leishmaniasis, diagnosis, Clinical examination, Investigations

Abstract

Leishmaniasis is a transmissible infection brought about by an obligatory intracellular protozoan from the genus Leishmania.  It occurs worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions and can be burdensome in resource-constrained countries. The infection ranges in severity from mild cutaneous lesions to more severe and sometimes life-threatening visceral and distorting mucocutaneous sicknesses. Importantly, cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is prevalent in the Middle East with a pooled prevalence of 12%. It imposes a significant health and socioeconomic burden

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Published

2023-12-30

How to Cite

Is the Clinical Diagnosis of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Justified in Endemic Regions?. (2023). AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 19(3), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v19i3.1340

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