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post-kala azar dermal leishmanoid

 

Definition: a chronic, progressive, granulomatous, nonulcerating hypopigmented nodular cutaneous eruption that may appear 6 months to 5 years after spontaneous or drug cure of visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar); this condition was first described in India and is most characteristic of kala azar in that country.

Synonym(s): dermal leishmanoid

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