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Global burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis

Chante Karimkhani and colleagues1 highlighted the global burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis based on a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Although the authors rightly point out that their study would be the first systematic attempt to quantify the disease, the methodological approach and the relevance of their findings to inform public health policy has to be questioned.


Reithinger, R. (2016). Global burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 16(9), 1004-1005. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30195-5