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Aleppo boil

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Description

Urban cutaneous leishmaniasis (UCL) is a skin infection caused by the Leishmania parasite. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected sandfly. UCL is most common in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in urban areas. Symptoms of UCL include skin lesions that can range from small, red bumps to large, raised, ulcerated sores. Treatment for UCL typically involves topical or systemic antileishmanial medications. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the lesions.

Synonyms
  • Baghdad boil
  • Delhi boil
  • dry-form cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • late cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Leishmania tropica minor infection
  • Oriental leishmaniasis
  • Oriental sore
  • recurrent cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • ulcerating cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • urban cutaneous leishmaniasis
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