American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Guyana, South America.

  title={American cutaneous leishmaniasis in Guyana, South America.},
  author={Samuel C Rawlins and Tejpratap Tiwari and Dave D. Chadee and Lloyd Validum and Helen Alexander and Rasool Abdul Nazeer and Sekou R. Rawlins},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  volume={95 3},
The 185 patients who presented at the dermatology clinic of Georgetown Public Hospital, Guyana, between 1992 and 1998, with skin ulcers indicative of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) were retrospectively reviewed. The laboratory-confirmed cases of ACL were identified and the corresponding data were analysed for risk factors such as age, gender, areas of residence and of possible exposure to the causative agent (Leishmania braziliensis guyanensis), ethnic origin, longevity of the ulcers… CONTINUE READING