Cutaneous leishmaniasis following local trauma: A clinical pearl

Glenn W. Wortmann*, Naomi E. Aronson, Robert S. Miller, David Blazes, Charles N. Oster

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes


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