Syrian ulcer

Syr·i·ac ul·cer

, Syrian ulcer
old names for diphtheria.

Syrian ulcer

(1) Diphtheritic ulcer. 
(2) Cutaneous leishmaniasis, see there.
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Reports of epidemics of "throat distemper" began to appear in the 1500s, but before the 19th century, diphtheria was known around the world by many different names, such as Syrian ulcer, membranous angina, malignant croup, and Boulogne sore throat.
2006;23:78 was known around the world by many different names, such as Syrian ulcer, membranous angina, malignant croup, and Boulogne sore throat.