Ethiopian cutaneous leishmaniasis

Ethiopian cutaneous leishmaniasis
a form of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis seen in the highlands of Kenya and Ethiopia, caused by Leishmania aethiopica; reservoirs are hyraxes of the genera Procavia and Heterohyrax, and the vectors are Phlebotomus pedifer and P. longipes. Lesions are less inflamed and more chronic than those of other Old World forms and generally last for several years; the condition is usually self-limited but may develop into diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis.

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