zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis

(redirected from acute 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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Efficacy of combined triple therapy (paramomycin ointment, cryotherapy and intralesional Glucantime) in comparison with intralesional Glucantime for the treatment of acute cutaneous leishmaniasis. Iranian Journal of Dermatology.
Comparison between intralesional meglumine antimoniate and combination of trichloroacetic acid 50% and intralesional meglumine antimoniate in the treatment of acute cutaneous leishmaniasis: a randomized clinical trial.
Oral zinc sulphate in the treatment of acute cutaneous leishmaniasis.Clin Exp Dermatol 2001; 26: 21-6.
Oral zinc sulphate in the treatment of acute cutaneous leishmaniasis. Clin Exp Dermatol 2001; 26: 21-6.

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