Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

INVITED ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64--71

Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia and in Sudan: A comparative study


Ahmed M El Hassan 
 Department of Pathology, Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed M El Hassan
Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum
Sudan

This is a comparative study of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Sudan. The disease in both countries is caused by Leishmania major of different syndromes and the vector is Phlebotomus papatasi. The animal reservoir host in Saudi Arabia is Psammomys obesus and the Nile rat in Sudan. The clinical manifestations are similar, but some forms encountered in Sudan were not seen in Saudi Arabia. The pathology, immunology, diagnosis and treatment of CL are discussed.


How to cite this article:
El Hassan AM. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia and in Sudan: A comparative study.Saudi J Med Med Sci 2013;1:64-71


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El Hassan AM. Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Al-Ahsa Oasis in Saudi Arabia and in Sudan: A comparative study. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Mar 2 ];1:64-71
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