Oriental sore
Skin disease caused by the flagellate protozoan, Leishmania tropica.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • oriental sore — n a skin disease caused by a protozoan of the genus Leishmania (L. tropica) that is marked by persistent granulomatous and ulcerating lesions and occurs widely in Asia and in tropical regions called also Natal sore * * * a skin disease, occurring …   Medical dictionary

  • oriental sore — noun leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions • Syn: ↑cutaneous leishmaniasis, ↑Old World leishmaniasis, ↑tropical sore, ↑Delhi boil, ↑Aleppo boil • Hypernyms: ↑leishmaniasis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oriental sore — Aleppo boil A*lep po boil, Aleppo button A*lep po button, or Aleppo evil A*lep po evil . (Med.) A chronic skin affection terminating in an ulcer, most commonly of the face. It is endemic along the Mediterranean, and is probably due to a specific… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oriental sore — Baghdad boil; = Delhi boil; = Aleppo boil a skin disease, occurring in tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia, caused by the parasitic protozoan Leishmania tropica (see leishmaniasis). The disease commonly affects children and takes the form of …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Oriental sore — ▪ pathology       infectious disease that is a type of leishmaniasis (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • Лейшманиоз Кожный (Oriental Sore), Фурункул Багдадский (Baghdad Boil), Фурункул Делийский (Delhi Boil), Фурункул Аллепский (Aleppo Boil) — кожное заболевание, распространенное в тропических и субтропических районах Африки и Азии; вызывается простейшими паразитами вида Leishmania tropica (см. Лейшманиоз). Болезнь обычно развивается у детей и протекает с образованием плохо заживающих… …   Медицинские термины

  • sore — 1. A wound, ulcer, or any open skin lesion. 2. Painful; aching; tender. [A.S. sar] bed s. bedsore. canker sores SYN: aphtha (2). cold s. colloquialism for herpes simplex. Delhi s. SYN: Oriental s …   Medical dictionary

  • Natal sore — n ORIENTAL SORE …   Medical dictionary

  • tropical sore — noun leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions • Syn: ↑cutaneous leishmaniasis, ↑Old World leishmaniasis, ↑oriental sore, ↑Delhi boil, ↑Aleppo boil • Hypernyms: ↑leishmaniasis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aleppo boil — [oriental sore]. Conditions in the Eastern Mediterranean were unfamiliar and hostile to ill equipped European crusaders. The boil was the outward sign of a disease known to modern medicine as leishmaniasis. It was the consequence of a parasitic… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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