Leishmaniasis caused by more than 20 species of Leishmania is a geographically widespread severe disease, which include visceral leishmaniasis (VL), cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis (3,4).
What does ML stand for?
ML stands for Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis
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Similarly, only 4 cases of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis have been identified in skulls from northern Chile (3).
In tests in mice and hamsters using parasite strains taken from the wild, Fasel and Saravia showed that only some Viannia strains spread rapidly and cause high levels of inflammation and damage similar to that seen in mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.
Familiarity with cutaneous leishmaniasis and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis is important, because it could help speed diagnosis and prevent complications.
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis is predominantly a New World disease and is predominantly a disease of rural and jungle regions.
We describe a long-undiagnosed case of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in Italy that might have been contracted in Costa Rica.
This test is positive in 50% of patients with cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis.