Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a protozoal disease spread via the bite of sandflies, and is widely distributed through dryer parts of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America and around the Mediterranean.


Cutaneous leishmaniasis causes single or multiple skin lesions that do not heal. Some strains will infect mucous membranes and cause disfigurement of the nose and throat. Lesions can last for weeks to many months and recurrences can occur in healed lesions.


Insect bite prevention is very important in high-risk areas.