Aleppo boil

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Noun1.Aleppo boil - leishmaniasis of the skinAleppo boil - leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions
kala azar, leishmaniasis, leishmaniosis - sores resulting from a tropical infection by protozoa of the genus Leishmania which are spread by sandflies
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Leishmaniasis is prevalent in 88 countries affecting an estimated 12 million people with approximately 2 million new cases per year 500000 of which are visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and l500000 cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) 90% of them in Afghanistan Algeria Brazil Iran Peru Syria Saudi Arabia and Sudan.1 CL has been endemic in Syria for hundreds of years.2 Common local names include Aleppo boil' and the one-year boil'.