Mahreen Ameen, Author at Dermatology Advisor

Mahreen Ameen

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne protozoan infection transmitted by the sandfly. Numerous Leishmania species are responsible for disease and may cause either visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). VL is a serious systemic infection which, if untreated, is fatal. It is clinically distinct from CL, presenting with hepatosplenomegaly and…

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