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Does any one know a treatment for leishmaniasis?

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


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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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Is there anything new concerning the diagnosis, treatment of Leishmaniasis?

Leishmaniasis : Diagnosis is mostly by biopsy, culture and PCR. As far as treatment there are several regimens depending on form of leishmaniasis and and other underlying conditions ...Read more

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What's a simplest, quickest treatment for mucocutaneous leishmaniasis?

No such thing...: See your doctor! cutaneous form may not even need treatment, but mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in the United States is not common and is likely the result of someone traveling from an endemic zone. Ensure the diagnosis is correct my sampling the lesions of this infection. In many cases, patients will be referred to an infectious disease specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter 8 months old suffering from viscerel leishmaniasis and now treatment is going with amphotericin b. Will she be okay?

My daughter 8 months old suffering from viscerel leishmaniasis and now treatment is going with amphotericin b. Will she be okay?

Yes: I am assuming your child acquired this in India adn the form there is not as susceptible to other drugs. Recovery rate is very very high. On the order of 99 percent with treatment ...Read more

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What is the treatment for kala-azar?

Leishmaniasis...: ...Has several varieties, including chagas' disease and kala-azar. The drugs used include miltefosine, amphotericin-b, pentavalent antimonials, and other drugs. ...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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Is there a cure for mucocutaneous leishmaniasis?

Leishmaniasis: Antimony, Amphotericin B and cycloguanil are all used for treatment. And can be very toxic. However, since this form of the disease can take months to years incubate a patient often presents with severe disfiguration before treatment is attempted. And while one may be able to eliminate the organism with treatment, the damage it has caused is often not easily "fixed". ...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. Tanya Russo
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Kala Azar (Definition)

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