Cutaneous leishmaniasis

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is due to the protozoa Leishmania tropica, and is transmitted by the bite of a sandfly. There is a spectrum of disease depending on the patient's immunity.

Acute leishmaniasis

A red nodule like a boil occurs at the site of the bite. It enlarges, may or may not ulcerate, and heals spontaneously after about one year leaving a cribriform scar.

Chronic leishmaniasis

In a patient with good cell mediated immunity, after the acute leishmaniasis has healed, new granulomata appear at the edge of the scar; these do not heal spontaneously.

Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis

This is leishmaniasis in a patient with no immunity to the organism (equivalent to lepromatous leprosy). Extensive skin nodules occur that are full of organisms.

Lepromatous leprosy

Borderline leprosy

Borderline tuberculoid leprosy

for six months for two years for two years

Acute leishmaniasis

Chronic leishmaniasis

Acute leishmaniasis

Chronic leishmaniasis

Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis

Treatment

Intramuscular injections of sodium stibogluconate 10mg/kg body weight daily until healing occurs.

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