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Can leishmaniasis cause premature births?

Can leishmaniasis cause premature births?

It's possible: This potentially devastating parasitic infection can cause miscarriage and stillbirth in addition to infecting and damaging many parts of the body, including liver, spleen, bone marrow, respiratory tract, skin, and mucus membranes. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Is it true that prematurity can cause birth defects upon your child?

Is it true that prematurity can cause birth defects upon your child?

PREMATURITY: It depends on several factors. Birth defects are common among small premies when the mother got sick or exposed to rubella for example during the first trimester. Those born with less problems grow up normal. ...Read more

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Does taking birth control for too long cause extreme prematurity of birth?

Does taking birth control for too long cause extreme prematurity of birth?

Nope.: Oral contraceptives have nothing to do with prematurity. Stds may lead to prematurity, though, and they are not prevented by ocps. ...Read more

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Are the different types of leishmaniasis caused by different types of the same parasite? Or are they different phases caused by only one parasite?

Leishmaniasis: Leishmaniasis /is a disease caused by protozoan parasites and spread by the bite of sandflies the disease can present as cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis.The cutaneous form presents with skin ulcers, the mucocutaneous with ulcers of skin, mouth and nose, and the visceral with skin ulcers and then with fever, low red blood cells, and a large spleen and liver. All due to same bug. ...Read more

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I gave birth on march 19(i lost my baby the same day coz of prematurity).When can I expect to menstruate?I don't have my period till now.

I gave birth on march 19(i lost my baby the same day coz of prematurity).When can I expect to menstruate?I don't have my period till now.

Unknown : The return of menses after a birth, especially a stressful one can be unpredictable ... Would give it 3-9 months to normalize. ...Read more

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Are there any places that you generally will not find leishmaniasis?

A few: There has never been a report of leishmaniasis (a protozoan parasite) in Australia, the Pacific islands, or Antarctica. It has been identified in every other part of the world. Although rare, leishmaniasis has been diagnosed in the US, mostly in people who had traveled internationally. ...Read more

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Is leishmaniasis contagious?

Is leishmaniasis contagious?

Leishmaniasis: Leishmaniasis is considered to be contagious between people. Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc. Leishmaniasis, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene. ...Read more

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What is the cure for leishmaniasis?

Multiple: A few different medications may be used: medicines called antimony-containing compounds are the main drugs used to treat leishmaniasis. These include: meglumine antimoniate sodium stibogluconate other drugs that may be used include: amphotericin b ketoconazole miltefosine paromomycin pentamidine. ...Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease caused by a parasite that is transmitted by the sandfly found in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. There are several different forms of the infection, with the most common ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Kala Azar (Definition)

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