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January 1967

Society Transactions

Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(1):131-146. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600310137031

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PHILADELPHIA DERMATOLOGICAL SOCIETY oct 15, 1965George W. Hambrick, Jr., MD, Chairman Joseph K. Corson, MD, Secretary James H. Graham, MD, Editor 

Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. Presented by George W. Hambrick, Jr., MD, and Margaret Gray Wood, MD. 

History.—  A 23-year-old well-nourished white woman is a part-time American Youth Hostels leader. She left the United States in July 1965 and traveled in Italy and Greece on her way to Israel, returning to this country Aug 29, 1965. Between Aug 12 and 13, 1965, having been in Israel 10 or 12 days and having traveled in the south of that country she noted a total of five skin lesions. She doesn't remember itching or specific insect bites but thinks that all the lesions occurred during one night. At present, the lesions hurt when hit or touched. The lesions have had small central ulcers for the past two to three weeks.

Dermatological Examination.—  On the right leg just below the knee there are three lesions; the largest is 1.5 cm and shows a central depressed 0.5-cm

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