Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 26, issue 2, P293-307 2012 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.03.001 View full text
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Hiro Goto, José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso

Abstract: Tegumentary leishmaniases are caused by approximately 15 species of protozoa of the genus Leishmania. They prevail in tropical and subtropical areas of the Old and New World but human mobility also makes them a medical problem in nonendemic areas. Clinical manifestations may comprise cutaneous and mucocutaneous forms that may be localized, disseminated, or diffuse in distribution and may differ in Old and New World leishmaniases. Diagnosis and treatment vary according to the clinical manifestations, geographic…

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