Thursday 20 May 2004
Definition: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, caused by Leishmania major, Leishmania mexicana, and Leishmania braziliensis, is a relatively mild, localized disease consisting of a single ulcer on exposed skin.
3 yrs old with arm skin lesion, FNAC : Leishmaniasis
23yo Afghanistan wrist x 2 mo.
The lesion (often called tropical sore) begins as an itching papule surrounded by induration, changes into a shallow and slowly expanding ulcer with irregular borders, and usually heals by involution within 6 months without treatment.