Problem

Cutaneous leishmaniasis

Other Names:
Aleppo boil
Aleppo button
Baghdad boil
Delhi boil
Oriental sore Baure ulcer
Tropical sore
Leishmaniasis of the skin
Nature:
The single or multiple lesions of cutaneous leishmaniasis commonly occur on the face, arms and legs. The lesions appear 2 to 8 weeks after sandfly bites and begin as small areas of skin elevation and inflammation. The elevated skin areas enlarge slowly and, within a few months, can develop into ulcers that remain for up to two years, followed by slow healing.
Incidence:
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is found in central Asia, India, the Mediterranean coastal plain and West Africa.
Aggravates:
Boils
Skin ulcers
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
16.06.2018 – 06:27 CEST