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Article
March 1945

CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS (ORIENTAL SORE): V. EXPERIMENTAL CANINE CUTANEOUS LEISHMANIASIS

Author Affiliations

BEIRUT, LEBANON

From the Department of Parasitology, the American University of Beirut.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;51(3):193-197. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510210035008
Abstract

Khodukin (1928),1 Khodukin and Sofieff (1928),2 Khodukin and Shevtchenko (1928),3 Sofieff and Shevtchenko (1934),4 Shevtchenko and Radzivilovsky (1934)5 and Ajello (1930)6 stated that they considered Leishmania canis identical with Leishmania donovani and asserted that localized cutaneous leishmaniasis does not exist in dogs. They considered cutaneous lesions found on dogs to be cutaneous manifestations of canine kala-azar. Sofieff and Shevtchenko4 and Shevtchenko and Radzivilovsky5 also claimed that in canine kala-azar cutaneous lesions might at times even precede visceral involvement though they are usually delayed manifestations of generalized kala-azar. On the other hand, Mills, Machattie and Chadwick (1930),7 Adler and Theodor (1930),8 Sinton and Shortt (1934)9 and Shah (1941)10 have described localized cutaneous leishmaniasis in dogs as being comparable to oriental sore in human beings and not associated with visceral changes. Machattie and Mills (1931)11 reported that oriental

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