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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-71

Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia and in Sudan: A comparative study

Department of Pathology, Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

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Ahmed M El Hassan
Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.123642

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This is a comparative study of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sudan. The disease in both countries is caused by Leishmania major of different syndromes and the vector is Phlebotomus papatasi. The animal reservoir host in Saudi Arabia is Psammomys obesus and the Nile rat in Sudan. The clinical manifestations are similar, but some forms encountered in Sudan were not seen in Saudi Arabia. The pathology, immunology, diagnosis and treatment of CL are discussed.

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