General Parasitology and Protozoa
Most common cause of disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis is (DCL):
a. DCL is caused by L. Mexicana and L. Aethiopica.
b. Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis develops in an anergic host with poor immune response.
c. Infection is characterized by a primary lesion, which spreads to involve multiple areas of the skin.
d. Plaques, ulcers, and nodules may form over the entire body, resembling lepromatous leprosy.
e. However, no neurologic or systemic invasion is involved. Infections are chronic and may recur after treatment.