chiclero ulcer


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chiclero ulcer

[chikler′ō]
Etymology: Mex, tzictli, chicle; L, ulcus
a kind of American leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania mexicana. It is endemic among the workers in the Yucatan and Central America who harvest chicle from the forest. The disease is characterized by cutaneous ulcers on the head that usually heal spontaneously within 6 months, except for those on the pinna of the ear, which may last for years and cause scarring and deformities. See also American leishmaniasis,leishmaniasis.

chiclero ulcer

A Central American term for cutaneous leishmaniasis.
See also: ulcer

Alibert,

Jean Louis Marc, French dermatologist, 1768-1837.
Alibert-Bazin syndrome - heterogenous group of malignant lymphomas characterized by the expansion of a clone of CD4+ (or helper) memory cells, primarily affecting the skin. Synonym(s): Alibert disease III; Auspitz dermatosis; cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; granuloma fungoides; mycosis fungoides
Alibert disease I - firm, thickened, irregularly shaped, pink or red growth that arises on and extends beyond an area of the skin that has been injured. Synonym(s): Alibert keloid; cicatricial keloid
Alibert disease II - infection caused by Leishmania tropica. Synonym(s): Baghdad boil; chiclero ulcer; cutaneous leishmaniasis; oriental sore
Alibert disease III - Synonym(s): Alibert-Bazin syndrome
Alibert keloid - Synonym(s): Alibert disease I

chiclero ulcer

leishmaniasis, particularly L. braziliensis.