Cutaneous leishmaniasis in British troops following jungle training in Belize

Travel Med Infect Dis. 2011 Sep;9(5):253-4. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2011.07.001.


British military personnel account for 45% of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) cases seen in the UK and 103 cases from Belize were seen in 1998-2009. Systemic treatment of CL from Belize should not be considered essential in immunocompetent patients because mucosal leishmaniasis very rarely occurs.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Belize / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous / epidemiology*
  • Military Personnel / statistics & numerical data*
  • Travel
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology