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Leishmaniasis, mexicana - lesion on the cheek

Parasites are deposited in the skin by the bite of a sand-fly. These parasites (leishmania) produce a local sore at the site of the bite and migrate throughout the body, causing tissue destruction at distant sites.Leishmaniasis, mexicana - lesion on the cheek