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Leishmaniasis, mucosal
Essentials

Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis

Espundia

Leishmania brasiliensis complex, L. spp.

 

Leishmaniae are protozoa belonging to the family Trypanosomatidae. On clinical grounds, they have been divided into three major groups: cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral. They consist of many different species and subspecies. The New World mucocutaneous leishmaniasis species are within the L. mexicana and L. braziliensis complex representing many different species.

Life cycle of Leishmania spp.