Bacterial Skin Infections

Picture of Leishmaniasis

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.

Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Parasites – Leishmaniasis”