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mucocutaneous leishmaniasis

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A chronic variable disease caused by Leishmania braziliensis, endemic in Central and South America, and characterized by lesions of the skin and mucous membranes, which heal but are followed after months or years by other often eroding lesions on the tongue and mucous membranes of the mouth and nose.American leishmaniasis nasopharyngeal leishmaniasis New World leishmaniasis

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  • It is commonly known as "Kala-azar," or "dum-dum" fever, and more technically as tropical leishmaniasis.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
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