American mucocutaneous leishmaniasis
American mucocutaneous leishmaniasis[ə′mer·ə·kən ¦myü·kō‚kyü′tān·e·əs ‚lēsh·mən′ī·ə·səs]
A form of leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania brasiliensis, transmitted by sandflies of the genus Phlebotomus, and characterized by skin ulcers and ulceration and necrosis of the mucosa of the mouth and nose. Also known as South American leishmaniasis.
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