Nonhealing Wounds/Ulcers - Infection | Leishmaniasis

Parasite: Kala Azar

Etiology

  • Spread by sand-fly bite
  • Widespread throughout subtropics→ Africa, Central & South America, India, Mediterranean basin, Asia, Middle East

Symptoms

  • Cutaneous: papule→ nodule→ painless raised & indurated ulcers that don't heal over weeks to mos
  • Visceral→ can be silent, or cause fevers, sweats, chills, wt loss, adnenopathy, organomegaly