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Cutaneous leishmaniasis

Bailey, M.S. and Lockwood, D. N. J. (2007) 'Cutaneous leishmaniasis'. Clinics in Dermatology, Vol 25, Issue 2, pp. 203-211.

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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
Uncontrolled Keywords: intralesional meglumine antimoniate sodium stibogluconate pentostam controlled clinical-trial placebo-controlled trial double-blind paromomycin ointment saudi-arabia mucocutaneous leishmaniasis topical paromomycin french-guiana
Subjects: QX Parasitology > QX 45 Host-parasite relations
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 505 Diptera
QX Parasitology > Protozoa > QX 70 Mastigophora. (e.g., Giardia. Trichomonas. Trypanosoma. Leishmania)
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 715 Visceral leishmaniasis
WR Dermatology > Parasitic Skin Diseases > WR 350 Tropical diseases of the skin. Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Leishmaniasis
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Clinical Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2006.05.008
Depositing User: Users 43 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2010 11:19
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 01:02
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/1338

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