cutaneous leishmaniasis


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cutaneous leishmaniasis

[kyü′tā·nē·əs lēsh·mə′nī·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A parasitic skin infection by Leishmania tropica characterized by deep ulcers of the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
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Dr Feroz Shah, who works at Landi Kotal Headquarters Hospital, feared that the growing incidence of cutaneous leishmaniasis, especially among women and children, would become a major public health issue due the stigma attached to it.
The following databases were searched to identify clinical studies in which patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis were treated with paromomycin compounds: MEDLINE; Web of Science; Scopus; and Iranian Journal Databases such as Scientific Information Database, IranMedex, Magiran, and Iranian Registry of Clinical Trials (from February 2000 to May 2016).
New world mucosal and cutaneous leishmaniasis: an emerging health problem among British travellers.
Though cutaneous leishmaniasis is self-healing, but treatment is necessary to reduce the patients' agony and prevent scarring.
Molecular characterization of sandflies and Leishmania detection in main vector of zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Abarkouh district of Yazd province, Iran.
Several factors may be responsible for variation in cure rates of cutaneous leishmaniasis in response to cryotherapy in different studies such as diagnosis; type of CL; causative species; size, duration and location of lesions; population variations; cryotherapy regimen; and accuracy and consistency in performance should be taken into consideration.
The ratio between regulatory [FoxP3.sup.+] and effector [CD4.sup.+] T cells, as well as the ratio between positive cytokines (TGF-[[beta].sup.+] and [IL-10.sup.+]) and [FoxP3.sup.+] and [CD4.sup.+] T cells in NUCL and normal skin, was assessed in order to better evaluate the participation of regulatory cells in the cutaneous inflammation caused by atypical cutaneous leishmaniasis. The ratio of FoxP3: CD4 was six times higher in NUCL (0.568) than in healthy skin (0.082), the ratio of TGFf3 :CD4 was one hundred and thirty-two times higher in NUCL than in healthy skin, and the ratio of TGF-[beta]: FoxP3 was fifteen times higher in NUCL (0.260 and 0.467, resp.) than in healthy skin (0.002 and 0.029, resp.).
papatasi in Yazd may suggest a higher relative sensitivity of this species to pesticides because of pesticide application in Yazd (while interacting with health authorities of Yazd, they revealed that pesticides are currentlybeing used to combat cutaneous leishmaniasis).
Cutaneous leishmaniasis can lead to permanent scarring, and another form, visceral leishmaniasis, can be fatal.

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