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April 29, 1911

A CASE OF ORIENTAL SORE (DERMAL LEISHMANIOSIS) IN A NATIVE COLOMBIAN

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ANCON, CANAL ZONE

JAMA. 1911;LVI(17):1257-1258. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560170021008

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Abstract

Oriental sore (dermal leishmaniosis), a disorder endemic in the Levant and the East, has been detected in a few localities in the New World: São Paulo and Bahia, Brazil, French Guiana and Panama. When the latitude and climate of the Oriental countries where the sore is endemic are considered, together with the fact that the autochthonous disorder is present in the New World, so far having been detected between 23.5 S. and 8 N. latitude, it is natural to presume that the disease will be found in Central America, Mexico, and some of the southern states, when especially looked for. A case of autochthonous oriental sore was discovered by one of us (S. T. D.) in the Canal Zone and renewed efforts have been made to find other cases and to ascertain if some have been overlooked in the past.

These facts should be noted by practitioners and laboratory workers

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