The current clinical and geographical situation of cutaneous leishmaniasis based on species identification in Turkey

Ozbilgin A., Toz S., Harman M., Topal S. G., UZUN S., Okudan F., ...More

ACTA TROPICA, vol.190, pp.59-67, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.11.001
  • Journal Name: ACTA TROPICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-67
  • Keywords: Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous, Clinic, Epidemiology, Turkey, PHLEBOTOMINE SAND FLIES, EXPERIENCE, SANLIURFA, FEATURES, DONOVANI, DIPTERA, VECTOR, FOCUS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Leishmaniases are a group of vector-borne diseases caused by the members of Leishrnania genus, and there are three main clinical forms of the infection as visceral, cutaneous, and mucocutaneous. Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a growing public health problem in Turkey due to increasing detection of autochthonous cases caused by L. major and L. donovani in some regions in addition to Syrian imported cases. For this reason, we aimed to evaluate the current epidemiological situation of CL in the view of causative agents and their geographical distribution throughout Turkey.