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Clinical spectrum of cutaneous leishmaniasis: an overview from Pakistan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22398225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical spectrum of leishmaniasis encompasses subclinical (inapparent), localized (skin lesions), and disseminated infection (cutaneous, mucosal, or visceral). The clinico-pathological picture of cutaneous leishmaniasis is variable and depends not only on the leishmania species but also on endemic region, host factors, and immuno-inflammatory responses. Symptomatic disease is subacute or chronic and diverse in presentation and outcome. Pakistan is one of the countries in which cutaneous leishmaniasis is becoming an epidemic disease and because of its morbidity and disfiguring scars, it is considered a serious public health problem. This is an attempt to review the clinical spectrum of old world cutaneous leishmaniasis, classical and unusual clinical presentations, occurring in Pakistan.
Arfan Ul Bari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-02-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatology online journal     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1087-2108     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol. Online J.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-08     Completed Date:  2012-07-17     Revised Date:  2012-10-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610776     Medline TA:  Dermatol Online J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, CMH, Peshawar, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Antiprotozoal Agents / therapeutic use
Coinfection / microbiology
HIV Infections / microbiology
Leishmania / drug effects,  isolation & purification
Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous / drug therapy,  epidemiology,  pathology*
Pakistan / epidemiology
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