First case of cutanous leishmaniasis in Nepalese patient.

  title={First case of cutanous leishmaniasis in Nepalese patient.},
  author={Basu Dev Pandey and Elizabeth Babu and Suman Shumsher Thapa and Laxmi Bikram Thapa},
  journal={Nepal Medical College journal : NMCJ},
  volume={8 3},
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is a serious disease caused by Leishmania donovani (LD) complex and prevalent in the temperate and tropical zones of the earth. VL, endemic in the southern plains of the 14 districts in the Terai region of Nepal, is considered a major public health problem. Cutanous leishmaniasis (CL) is prevalent mainly in the tropics and subtropics, affects nearly 1.5 million people worldwide. No reported cases of CL have been identified in Nepal until now. We report the first case… CONTINUE READING

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