Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection that is endemic in some areas of Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis is one of the three main clinical types of the disease. Biopsy of the lesion or a swab should be obtained for microbiological testing in order to…
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Urban cutaneous leishmaniasis is a term describing the appearance of this parasitic infection in cities and urban areas. Leishmania is transmitted to the human host through a sand fly bite. The typical skin lesion is an erythematous papule progressing to a painless ulcer that appears on the face or the extremities.…
Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides.
Coccidioidomycosis may occur initially as a mild acute diseases referred to as “Valley fever” but can later progress into a more serious form of the disease that may be in chronic or disseminated form. The symptomatology of coccidioidomycosis and its…
Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin disease characterized by grouped papules that expand to form circular lesions with a prominent border. Localized granuloma annulare is distinguished from the generalized form of the disease.
GA initially presents in form of more or less reddened, grouped papules. In some cases,…