Volume 41, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



In Mexico, 6 cases of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (DCL) were found in widely separated geographic regions. Information was also available on 2 other cases. In addition to the typical clinical features, half of the patients had evidence of nasopharyngeal mucosal involvement. All isolates from the DCL patients were identified as by isoenzyme analysis and monoclonal antibody typing. In 1 region of Tabasco state where DCL was found, uncomplicated cutaneous leishmaniasis appeared to be highly endemic, and isolates from a few such patients were identified as . An incidental finding was the recovery of an isolate of from a patient with chiclero ulcer in Oaxaca state. The clinical and epidemiological significance of the reported cases are discussed.


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