The answer is.....Leishmaniasis

We posted a picture a while back showing a leg with several ulcers on it and asked for the diagnosis. Alex Rankin aswered correctly. The genus Leishmania is a parasitic disease transimitted by the bite of a sand fly. There are several species of leishmaniasis that casue cutaneous, mucocutaneous or visceral disease. Thankfully we do not have the visceral type in Peru. Treatment is a dose of IV medication daily for 3 weeks

Look for more quizes later when we have more interesting pictures

07 Abr 2012

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