Author(s): Uzun S, Uslular C, Ycel A, Acar MA, Ozpoyraz M,
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Abstract A total of 3,074 cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis was evaluated for demography, diagnosis, clinical characteristics and treatment. A peak in the number of cases was observed in 1991 and 1992, with a total of 1,550 cases. There were seasonal differences in frequency, the highest levels being recorded during the period October-December each year. The disease was more frequent in females (59\%) and in the age group 10-19 years (41\%). More than 80\% of 4394 lesions were located on exposed body sites, and most patients (87\%) had the acute form of the disease. Diagnosis was made by the smear method in 90\% of cases. Treatment was by intralesional injection of antimony compounds in 76\% of cases. Cryotherapy was used in most of the remaining cases, either alone or combined with intralesional injection of antimony compounds. The overall healing rate was over 90\%.
This article was published in Br J Dermatol
and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals