Volume s1-7, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In view of the paucity of our information regarding the occurrence of Oriental sore in the United States, it seems worthwhile to add to the growing list of cases a report of one more. At least four cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis of oriental origin have been diagnosed in the United States (Spence, 1921; Fox, 1922; and Faber and Schussler, 1923); four more cases have been reported from Canada (Smith, 1922).

REPORT OF CASE The infected individual, a young Turkish physician, was a student at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Most of his life he has been a resident of Constantinople where Oriental sore does occur but not commonly. Three years ago, he went to Dyar, Bekir, a four days journey from Constantinople. In this locality practically every man, woman and child has either active ulcers or scars from them. He remained there two years and returned to Constantinople.


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