Two Nosological Forms of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

P. V. Kozevnikov Corresponding Member, Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR

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The results of epidemiological, experimental and clinical studies show the existence of two separate forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by two types of Leishmania tropica.

Urban cutaneous leishmaniasis affects humans and dogs, its course is long, and it is avirulent for rodents. Rural cutaneous leishmaniasis is a disease of wild rodents and causes in man sores of rapid onset and short duration.

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