What does Leishmania look like?

People who have cutaneous leishmaniasis have one or more sores on their skin. The sores can change in size and appearance over time. They often end up looking somewhat like a volcano, with a raised edge and central crater. Some sores are covered by a scab.

What is Sporotrichoid pattern?

Sporotrichoid spread is a linear ascending extension along lymphatic chains, generally found with deep fungal infections but can also be present in other organisms.

What is Lymphocutaneous?

Lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis is the most common clinical form of cutaneous sporotrichosis. Caused by a complex of dimorphic fungi called Sporothrix schenckii complex, it is an occupational disease, present especially in tropical and subtropical areas, and has been reported in all continents.

What are leishmaniasis Recidivans?

Abstract. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Ethiopia. An unusual clinical form of this disease is leishmaniasis recidivans (LR), a prolonged, relapsing form of cutaneous leishmaniasis resembling tuberculosis of the skin that may persist for many years with a chronic and relapsing course.

What is fixed cutaneous sporotrichosis?

Sporotrichosis is a subcutaneous mycosis that is caused by Sporothrix schenckii. Whereas the most common clinical presentation is the lymphocutaneous form, the fixed cutaneous form is not uncommon.

What kills a fungal infection?

Antifungal medications work to treat fungal infections. They can either kill fungi directly or prevent them from growing and thriving. Antifungal drugs are available as OTC treatments or prescription medications, and come in a variety of forms, including: creams or ointments.

How long is leishmaniasis dormant?

Bashir Mwambi. The study published in PLOS One journal on 25 July by researchers from Belgium, Peru and the United States shows that the parasites causing leishmaniasis are capable of surviving in a dormant state up to seven days and even more.