Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Libya: epidemiological survey in Al-Badarna.

Original article


el-Buni A, Ben-Darif A.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.

Parassitologia. 1996 Dec;38(3):579-80.


One hundred fifty-one cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) cases were recorded during the period from October 1991 to September 1992 from Al-Badarna in Jabal Nafusa, an endemic area of CL in Libya. The infection was clinically suspected and confirmed by the demonstration of Leishmania on smears from lesion biopsies. The age distribution of cases showed that the age group 1-10 yrs was the most affected, indicating that the endemic status of CL in Al-Badarna is not a new occurrence.

Keywords: Cutaneous leishmaniasis