Definition of Oriental sore

1. Noun. Leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions.

Medical Definition of Oriental sore

1. Skin disease caused by the flagellate protozoan, Leishmania tropica. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oriental Sore

Oriental Longhair
Oriental Orthodox
Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Oriental Shorthair
Oriental Studies
Oriental arborvitae
Oriental beetle
Oriental black mushroom
Oriental boil
Oriental garlic
Oriental plane
Oriental ringworm
Oriental schistosomiasis
Oriental scops owl
Oriental sore (current term)
Oriental ulcer
Origanum dictamnus
Origanum majorana
Origanum vulgare

Literary usage of Oriental sore

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1919)
"The name oriental sore, suggested by Tilbury Fox, is therefore no longer quite ... Locally, oriental sore is often called after some town or district in ..."

2. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"Microscopic examinations of the tissue of Oriental sore show that it is a reaction of the skin against some virus of low virulence which has produced ..."

3. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"The morbid condition known as oriental sore is one designated not merely by the ... Oriental sore is a specific ulcerative process occurring on exposed ..."

4. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"B. Oriental sore, due to Leishmania tropica. Oriental sore, known under many other names (see p. 107), is a local infection of the skin due to ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Oriental sore. (After S. T, Parting, Arch. Int, Ned.) them in 7 out of 8 cases. (c) Cutaneous Leishmaniasis or Oriental sore (Leishmaniasis cutanea, ..."

6. The Geography of Disease by Frank Gerard Clemow (1903)
"Oriental sore. General Characters and Etiology. ... The late Dr Tilbury Fox proposed the name Oriental sore for this disease, and, until a better can be ..."

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