URL of this page: //www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/2053.htm

Leishmaniasis, mexicana - lesion on the cheek

Leishmaniasis, mexicana - lesion on the cheek

Overview

Parasites are deposited in the skin by the bite of a sand-fly. These parasites (leishmania) produce a local sore at the site of the bite and migrate throughout the body, causing tissue destruction at distant sites.

Update Date 9/1/2013