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I have cancer, will there be complications with leishmaniasis infection?

I have cancer, will there be complications with leishmaniasis infection?

Not an issue in US: You are not likely to get leishmania infection in the us, with the remote possibility of getting chaga's disease through blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How likely will my leishmaniasis have complications?

How likely will my leishmaniasis have complications?

High unless treated: Leishmaniasis, even cutaneous, if left untreated will progress and cause complications. There are cases when cutaneous leishmaniasis stalls in its progression due to strong immune response from the host, but i would not count on luck in this case and seek treatment immediately. Visceral leishmaniasis carries a grim prognosis unless treated. ...Read more

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My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

Maybe: Leishmania comes in two forms: the skin (cutaneous) form and the internal (visceral) form which are transmitted by bites from sand flies. These parasites live inside of your cells, causing chronic non-healing sores or large spleens, fever & low blood counts. People with lowered immunity can have activation of old infection or increased susceptibility to new infection.See a specialist fo treatment. ...Read more

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How long are the stages of leishmaniasis?

How long are the stages of leishmaniasis?

Weeks to years: The first stage may last weeks to months depending on treatment. It affects skin. Recividans occurs years later in the skin and post-kazar can occur years later affecting skin and internal organs. ...Read more

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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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Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

Sores : Typically single (or occasionally multiple) non-tender sores or ulcers. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for leishmaniasis?

Stigbogluconate: The treatment may vary depending on the location of the infection. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to know if I have visceral leishmaniasis?

Leishmaniasis: Symptoms of visceral leishmanianis may include fever with enlarged spleen &/or liver. ...Read more

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Does any one know a treatment for leishmaniasis?

Many: It can be treated with pentostam, glucantime, amphotericin b, and pentamidine. See your dermatologist. ...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. William Singer
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Kala Azar (Definition)

Kala-azar is a disease of the intestine and internal organs caused by infection ...Read more