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Doctor insights on: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Symptoms

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

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

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Cutaneous (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of most complex organs of body. 3 layers: epidermis (outer), dermis (main part) and subcutaneous layers covers entire body, contains many specialized cells, maintains body temp, gathers sensory info from the outer world, has extremely important immune functions. It can give crucial clues as to what is internal. Dermatology and plastic surgery are ...Read more


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How likely will I get body disfiguration from cutaneous leishmaniasis?

How likely will I get body disfiguration from cutaneous leishmaniasis?

Depends on site: Cutaneous disease usually heals with a local scar. The disfigurement depends on the location of the lesion. A lesion on the cheek will be more disfiguring than one on the calf. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leishmaniasis?

What are the symptoms of leishmaniasis?

Skin & Viscera: Some people with leishmaniasis have silent infections. Cutaneous leishmaniasis may start with skin sores like bumps which eventually can develop into ulcers. People with visceral leishmaniasis may have fever, enlarged abdomen (due to swelling of spleen & liver) & weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leishmaniasis?

Variable forms: Some people with leishmaniasis have silent infections. Cutaneous leishmaniasis may start with skin sores like bumps which eventually can develop into ulcers. Lymph nodes may become very inflammed. People with visceral leishmaniasis may have fever, enlarged abdomen (due to swelling of spleen & liver) & weight loss. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements that I can take to treat my leishmaniasis symptoms?

Possibly: There are no perfect treatments. Anti-viral and anti-fungals have been helpful in some patients. Herbal supplements like clove, thyme, and oregano which have anti-viral and anti-fungal activities could help if ingested. Topical vit d oil might be beneficial. Check blood 25-oh vit d 3 and see if it is low. Topical or oral coconut oil which is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial might be helpful. ...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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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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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


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Kala Azar (Definition)

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