Protozoan Dermatoses

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In 2016, more than 25% of the asylum seekers in the European Union were of Syrian origin. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is the most common imported infectious skin disease in refugees from Syria. CL usually presents as an ulcerating papule, nodule, or plaque which heals leaving an atrophic scar. Diagnosis is certain when parasites are found in smear, histopathology, or PCR.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSkin Disorders in Migrants
EditorsHay Naafs Morrone
Place of PublicationCham.
ISBN (Print)9783030374754
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • EMC OR-01


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