diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis

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dif·fuse cu·ta·ne·ous leish·man·i·a·sis

leishmaniasis caused by several New and Old World species and strains of Leishmania (L. mexicana amazonensis, L. m. pifanoi, possibly L. m. garnhami and L. m. venezuelensis; in Ethiopia, L. aethiopica, and unidentified leishmanial agents in Namibia and Tanzania). The condition is associated with a suppressed cell-mediated immune response, so that the nonulcerating, nonnecrotizing cutaneous lesions can spread widely over the body; great numbers of parasite-filled macrophages are found in the dermal lesions. Healing does not seem to occur unless an acquired cellular hypersensitivity can develop.
See also: cutaneous leishmaniasis.
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dif·fuse cu·ta·ne·ous leish·man·i·a·sis

(di-fyūs' kyū-tā'nē-ŭs lēsh'mă-nī'ă-sis)
A disorder caused by several New and Old World species and strains of Leishmania. The condition is associated with a suppressed cell-mediated immune response.
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