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November 1942

ORIENTAL SORE IN THE UNITED STATESREPORT OF A CASE

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1942;46(5):705-710. doi:10.1001/archderm.1942.01500170089011
Abstract

Oriental sore (cutaneous leishmaniasis) is seldom seen in the United States. In the case reported in this paper, although the disease was contracted in Greece, lesions were first manifested after the patient had returned to New York. The eruption resembled cutaneous tuberculosis.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  J. D.,1 a man aged 48, born in Greece, registered at the Skin and Cancer Unit on March 20, 1941, complaining of an eruption of eighteen months' duration. Until the onset of his present illness he had always enjoyed good health, except for a chronic otitis media and mastoiditis on the right side of fifteen years' duration. He has lived in the United States for twenty years but has revisited Greece on several occasions. The last visit was in 1938-1939. At that time the patient was frequently bitten by sandflies.The first lesion appeared on the forehead a few months after his return

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