Cutaneous leishmaniasis


Bailey, MS; Lockwood, DNJ; (2007) Cutaneous leishmaniasis. Clinics in dermatology, 25 (2). pp. 203-211. ISSN 0738-081X DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2006.05.008

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Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a widespread tropical infection caused by numerous different species of Leishmania protozoa that are transmitted by sandflies. Its clinical presentations are extremely diverse and dependent on a variety of parasite and host factors that are poorly understood. Diagnosis should aim to identify the exact species involved, but this requires laboratory investigations that are not widely available. No single ideal treatment has been identified, and those available are limited by variable success rates and toxicity. Clinical guidelines are needed to make better use of the investigations and treatments that do exist. Prevention is currently limited to bite prevention measures. (c) 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Research Centre: Leishmaniasis Group
PubMed ID: 17350500
Web of Science ID: 245199300008
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/10021

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