Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis (PKDL)

Post Kala-azar Dermal Leishmaniasis is a dermatological representation occurring only after the preparatory attack of visceral leishmaniasis which is seen in India and Sudan.
Let’s talk about its clinical features-
1. We’ll see four stages of rashes on the face- macules (measles-like), papules, nodules (especially), and plaques.
2. The face also becomes erythematous (blushing/flushing appearance).
3. It neither dries up itself nor rehabs spontaneously.
4. Systematic symptoms are scarcely seen in this case.
5. Hypo-pigmentation is detected at the site of macules which can emerge not only on the face but also in overall areas of the body.

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