Cutaneous Manifestations of Human and Murine Leishmaniasis

@inproceedings{Scorza2017CutaneousMO,
  title={Cutaneous Manifestations of Human and Murine Leishmaniasis},
  author={Breanna M. Scorza and Edgar Marcelino de Carvalho and Mary E Wilson},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
  year={2017}
}
The leishmaniases are diseases caused by pathogenic protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. Infections are initiated when a sand fly vector inoculates Leishmania parasites into the skin of a mammalian host. Leishmania causes a spectrum of inflammatory cutaneous disease manifestations. The type of cutaneous pathology is determined in part by the infecting Leishmania species, but also by a combination of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory host immune response factors resulting in different… CONTINUE READING
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