Definition of Tropical sore
1. Noun. Leishmaniasis of the skin; characterized by ulcerative skin lesions.
Generic synonyms: Kala Azar, Leishmaniasis, Leishmaniosis
Medical Definition of Tropical sore
1. Infection with promastigotes (leptomonads) of Leishmania tropica and of leishmaniasis major inoculated into the skin by the bite of an infected sandfly, Phlebotomus (commonly P. Papatasi); it is endemic in parts of Asia Minor, northern Africa, and India, and is known by innumerable names, each indicating its locality (e.g., Aleppo, Baghdad, Delhi, or Jericho boil; Aden ulcer; Biskra button); the ulcer begins as a papule that enlarges to a nodule and then breaks down into an ulcer. Two distinctive clinical and epidemiological diseases are recognised, the more common and widespread zoonotic rural disease with a moist acute form, caused by L. Major, with reservoir rodent hosts; and an urban, anthroponotic, dry, chronic form of leishmaniasis caused by leishmaniasis tropica, without a reservoir host, and now largely controlled. See: zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis, anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis. Synonym: juccuya, Old World leishmaniasis, tropical sore. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Tropical sore
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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"tropical sore.—Under the various names Aleppo boil, Delhi boil, Bagdad sore, Nile sore and ... For the tropical sore dusting .with potassium permanganate, ..."
2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"tropical sore.—Under the various names Aleppo boil, Delhi boil, Bagdad ton, ... For the tropical sore dusting with potassium permanganate, and a few days ..."
3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"... Infantile Kala-azar, tropical sore or Ulcer) The protozoa which belong to the Leishman group and which are re- sponsible for leishmaniasis are of three ..."
4. Manual of Military Hygiene for the Military Services of the United States by Valery Havard (1914)
"1911, 26 cases of tropical sore were reported from the American troops in the ... The mode of transmission of the tropical sore is not yet known. ..."
5. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1898)
"... with uncommon frequency with the phagedenic tropical sore, especially on the lower limbs, while the Somalis and Sudanese, as well as the regular troops, ..."