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Clinical features

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The typical lesion are crusty, painless ulcers on exposed skin. There may be small satellite ulcers. Local lymphadenopathy only occurs in the presence of bacterial superinfection.

Ulcers usually heal within 8 months, leaving a scar.

Distinct forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis include:

  • recidivans leishmaniasis
  • diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis

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