General Parasitology and Protozoa
A 35 year old captain in the army has been plagued by a painful, erosive lesion near his ear lobe since his return from operation desert storm several years ago. Punch biopsy of the leading edge of the erosion reveals macrophages distended with oval amastigotes. How was this infection acquired? (AIPG 2010)
|A||Contact with contaminated drinking water|
|B||Bite of infected anopheles mosquito|
|C||Bite of infected reduviid bug|
|D||Bite of sandfly|
This is the history of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by the L.tropica the vector is sandfly (Phlebotomus sergenti).
This disease is also called as Delhi boil, Baghdad boil and oriental sore.