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Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Jul;31(1):199-201.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis following local trauma: a clinical pearl.

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  • 1Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA. Glenn.Wortmann@na.amedd.army.mil

Abstract

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is acquired from the bite of an infected sand fly and can result in chronic skin lesions that develop within weeks to months after a bite. Local trauma has been implicated as a precipitating event in the development of skin lesions in patients who have been infected with Leishmania species. Here we report a case series and review the literature on patients who developed cutaneous leishmaniasis after local trauma, which may familiarize clinicians with this presentation.

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