Picture of Leishmaniasis
Leishmaniais is a parasitic infection caused by the protozoan Leishmania tropica. The infection is transmitted by phlebotamine sandflies. There are several forms of leishmaniasis. The cutaneous form is shown in the picture. The disease is endemic in the Middle East, Africa, China, the former Soviet Union, and India. After a bite, a reddish macule forms which then turns into a papule.
Text Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Parasites – Leishmaniasis”