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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based Global Linguist Solutions, is a victim of leishmaniasis, a disease carried by sand flies that is sometimes called Baghdad Boil.
Other methods used to get rid of Baghdad Boil include a pill called fluconazole, sold under the name Diflucan, which Wortmann said is normally used for fungal infections.
The illness usually shows itself in the form of the Baghdad boil, where ulcers appear on the skin.