Treatment of mucosal leishmaniasis in Latin America: systematic review.

  title={Treatment of mucosal leishmaniasis in Latin America: systematic review.},
  author={Valdir Sabbaga Amato and Felipe Francisco Tuon and Andr{\'e} Machado Siqueira and Antonio Carlos Nicodemo and Vicente Neto},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={77 2},
Mucosal leishmaniasis (ML) is an important endemic disease and public-health problem in underdeveloped countries because of its significant morbidity and mortality. Increases in ecological tourism have extended this problem to developed countries. This form of leishmaniasis, caused by reactivation after primary cutaneous lesion, has a natural history of progressive destruction of the nasal septa and soft and hard palates, causing facial disfiguration and leading to respiratory disturbances… CONTINUE READING
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