Journal article
Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Saudi Arabia: lesions healing naturally in man followed by a second infection with the same zymodeme of Leishmania major


Research Areas
Currently no objects available

Publication Details
Author list: KILLICKKENDRICK R, BRYCESON ADM, PETERS W, EVANS DA, LEANEY AJ, RIOUX JA
Publisher: Elsevier / Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy B - Oxford Open Option B
Publication year: 1985
Journal: Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal name in source: TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
Volume number: 79
Issue number: 3
Start page: 363
End page: 365
Number of pages: 3
ISSN: 0035-9203
Web of Science ID: A1985ALQ6700021
PubMed ID: 4041081
Scopus ID: 0021806898
eISSN: 1878-3503


A patient with a previous history of an infection with Leishmania b. braziliensis contracted zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) in the Al-Hassa oasis, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. Five lesions healed spontaneously over a period of 40 weeks without treatment. A year after acquiring ZCL he became infected again in the same focus. Isolates of parasites at both episodes were identified as L. major, zymodeme LON-4. Compared with the first infection of ZCL, parasites were fewer in the lesions on the second occasion, the lesions were smaller and healing was quicker (10 weeks). This work and a previous report of patients with active lesions and leishmanial scars suggest that second infections of L. major are not uncommon in the oasis where no autochthonous infections of other species of Leishmania have yet been recorded in man and only one species of Phlebotomus (P. papatasi) is known.


Projects
Currently no objects available

Keywords
Currently no objects available

Documents
Currently no objects available

Last updated on 2019-28-03 at 18:59