Table 2:

Clinical characteristics of the lesions from cutaneous leishmaniasis

CharacteristicNo. (%) of patients*p value
Total
n = 48
Old World exposure
n =15
New World exposure
n = 33
No. of lesions0.2
 Single23 (48)5 (33)18 (55)
 Multiple25 (52)10 (67)15 (45)
 Mean2.543.001.000.08
 Median (IQR)2 (1–3)2 (1–4.5)1 (1–3)
 Range1–111–111–11
Size0.8
 > 535 (75)12 (80)23 (72)
 < 512 (25)3 (20)9 (28)
 Longest diameter, cm, mean ± SD3.5 ± 2.33.4 ± 2.53.6 ± 2.20.2
Morphology< 0.001
 Ulcer33 (69)5 (33)28 (85)
 Plaque12 (25)9 (60)3 (9)
 Nodule3 (6)1 (7)2 (6)
Lymphangitis0.3
 Yes7 (15)1 (7)6 (18)
 No41 (85)14 (93)27 (82)
Adenopathy0.02
 Yes9 (19)0 (0)9 (27)
 No39 (81)15 (100)24 (73)
Bacterial coinfection0.7
 Yes11 (23)3 (20)8 (24)
 No37 (77)12 (80)25 (76)
  • Note: IQR = interquartile range, SD = standard deviation.

  • * Unless indicated otherwise.

  • n = 47 for this variable.