Epidemiological Study of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Wasit Province


  • Abdulsada A. Rahi
  • Zainab K. Hashim
  • Ali Mohsin Al-Jamea




cutaneous leishmania, Giemsa, Leishmania major, Leishmania tropica


The present study was conducted to detect the cutaneous Leishmaniasis from a total of suspected cases
that were collected from dermatology center of AL-Karamah Teaching Hospital in Al-Kut city from 1st
October 2019 to the end of February 2020. Totally 60 patients were included 36 males and 24 females. The
collected skin specimens were smeared and stained with Giemsa stain, then examined by microscope under
oil immersion lenses. The results of current study appeared that 56(93.3%) were positive amastigotes, The
prevalence of CL were 36 (60%) in males and 24(40%) in females, while the highest infection 36(60%)
in rural area and lowest 24(40%) in urban area. The percent of infection with Cutaneous leishmaniasis
according to type of lesions recorded were equal in dry and wet ulcers type (50 % ) for each one.

Author Biographies

Abdulsada A. Rahi

Prof, Post Doctorate, Department of Biology, College of Science,Wasit University, Iraq

Zainab K. Hashim

Research scholar,Department of Biology, College of Science, Wasit University, Iraq

Ali Mohsin Al-Jamea

Research Scholar, Dermatologist, Al- Karamah Teaching Hospital, Directorate of Wasit Health, Iraq




How to Cite

Abdulsada A. Rahi, Zainab K. Hashim, & Ali Mohsin Al-Jamea. (2021). Epidemiological Study of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Wasit Province. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 526–529. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16755