A 52-year-old woman from southern Tunisia presented with a 2-year history of an asymptomatic, thick, reddish plaque on her right ear.The appearance of this Tunisian woman’s ear is most consistent with which one of the following infectious diseases?
Correct Answer : Leishmaniasis
Cutaneous leishmaniasis is endemic in Tunisia, particularly in the central and northern parts of the country. Lupoid leishmaniasis is an uncommon form of chronic cutaneous leishmaniasis associated with Leishmania tropica. A polymerase-chain-reaction assay performed on a biopsy specimen from this patient was positive for leishmania.
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