zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis

(redirected from rural cutaneous leishmaniasis)

zo·o·not·ic cu·ta·ne·ous leish·man·i·a·sis

a form of cutaneous leishmaniasis characterized by rural distribution of human cases near infected rodents, particularly communal ground squirrels; characterized by acute rapidly developing dermal lesions that become severely inflamed, with moist necrotizing sores or ulcers that heal in 2-8 months after a 2-4-month incubation period; among nonimmune immigrants, multiple lesions may develop, which heal more slowly and leave disabling or disfiguring scars. A strong delayed hypersensitivity and involvement of immune complexes play a role in necrosis, which is part of the healing process and of the strong specific immunity that follows.

zo·o·not·ic cu·ta·ne·ous leish·man·i·a·sis

(zō'ō-not'ik kyū-tā'nē-ŭs lēsh'mă-nī'ă-sis)
A form of cutaneous leishmaniasis characterized by rural distribution of human cases near infected rodents, particularly communal ground squirrels; characterized by rapidly developing dermal lesions that become severely inflamed, with moist necrotizing sores or ulcers that heal in 2-8 months (after a 2-4 month incubation period).
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