Cutaneous leishmaniasis, a disease of the orient, is seldom seen in this country, but occasionally cases appear in persons who have recently immigrated from Asia, the countries bordering the Mediterranean, or South America. It is characterized by a lesion of the skin, consisting of a papule or furuncle which later develops into an ulcer, without systemic effect. Many terms have been used for this lesion: oriental boil or sore, Aleppo boil, Delhi boil, endemic boil of the tropics, boil of Biskra, boil of Bagdad and several others. In every case the same pathologic agent has been found, namely, Leishmania tropica. A case recently came under my observation in New Haven, and another case can be found in the records of the New Haven Hospital.
REPORT OF CASES
During the midsummer of 1921 an Armenian lad, aged 16, who had come to America eight months before reported that three
ROBERTS FW. CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS: REPORT OF TWO CASES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(3):401–408. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460150067006
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