Epidemiological aspects of human cutaneous leishmaniasis in French Guiana
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Abstract A follow-up study of 219 patients infected with parasitologically confirmed cutancous leishmaniasis in French Guiana was made between 1981 and 1987. Cutaneous leishmaniasis appeared to be common in young male adults entering the forest for professional activities (84-2% of the cases). The lesions were generally of the classical ulcerative type. They were limited to the skin and preferentially located on the legs and forearms (20-7% and l9-8% respectively). Most of the cases (86-6%) represented primary infections, but 6-8% had a recurrent lesion at the site of an old, previously cured lesion.