Evaluation of Patients with Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Who Admitted to Dermatology Clinic in Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Medical Faculty

ŞENER S. , Karaman U., Hakverdi G., SARAÇ G. , KAYHAN TETİK B.

KONURALP TIP DERGISI, cilt.9, ss.274-277, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18521/ktd.288157
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.274-277


Objective: Leishmaniasis is a group of diseases, in different clinical forms, caused by the intracellular protozoan parasites, Leishmania species. The disease is transmitted by a female sand fly infected with the parasite sucking blood from people. Leishmania species causes three main clinical forms: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral disease. The clinical forms may vary by species and/or region of acquisition. Two forms are observed in Turkey; visceral leishmaniasis and cutaneous leishmaniasis. The aim of this study is to examine the status of Cutaneous Leismaniasis(CL) in the Kahramanmaras province and contribute to the prevention of the disease in this region.