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Leishmania panamensis - close-up

Leishmania panamensis - close-up


Leishmaniasis is seen in the United States mainly in people who travel outside the U.S. There are several different types of leishmaniasis, but all are transmitted by the bite of a sandfly. This is the typical appearance of the early stage of leishmaniasis.

Review Date 9/10/2015

Updated by: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.