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

ÖZBİLGİN A., TÖZ S., HARMAN M., Topal S. G. , UZUN S., Okudan F., ...More

ACTA TROPICA, vol.190, pp.59-67, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.11.001
  • Title of Journal : ACTA TROPICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-67


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.