chiclero's ulcer

chiclero's ulcer
a form of leishmaniasis of the skin caused by the parasite Leishmania tropica mexicana. The disease, occurring in Panama, Honduras, and the Amazon, primarily affects men who visit the forests to collect chicle (gum) and takes the form of an ulcerating lesion on the ear lobe. The sore usually heals spontaneously within six months.

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