Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Syria: clinical features, current status and the effects of war.

@article{Hayani2015CutaneousLI,
  title={Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Syria: clinical features, current status and the effects of war.},
  author={Kinan Hayani and Anwar Dandashli and Elke Weisshaar},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  year={2015},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={62-6}
}
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a worldwide disease caused by an infection with the protozoan parasite Leishmania transmitted via sand flies. It is endemic in many of the poorest countries of all continents. "Aleppo boil" is one of the recognised names given to this disease in the medical literature. Although CL used to be well-controlled and well-documented in Syria, its incidence has dramatically increased since the beginning of the war; however, there is lack of documentation. Here, we… CONTINUE READING

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