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Are there natural insecticides that I can use to lessen chances of sandflies and leishmaniasis?

Are there natural insecticides that I can use to lessen chances of sandflies and leishmaniasis?

Use repellant: Your best bet is to use a good repellant like deet. Do not put pesticides on your skin or clothing. Some pesticides are deadly not only to insects but people also. ...Read more

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Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

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 are the tests for leishmaniasis?

What are the tests for leishmaniasis?

Parasites/ DNA: Leishmaniasis can be diagnosed when parasites or their dna are seen in a light microscope. For cutaneous leishmaniasis – tissue from a skin lesion is evaluated. For visceral leishmaniasis – bone marrow is examined. Serological testing can assist with diagnosis for visceral leishmaniasis. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

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

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What are cutaneous leishmaniasis symptoms?

Leishmaniasis sx: Leishmaniasis = parasitic infection transmitted by bite of infected sand flies. In Mucocutaneous forms it may start with skin sores which can develop into ulcers with inflamed lymph nodes. Inadequately treated or untreated it can lead to nose & throat lesions with congestion & nose bleeds. It can eventually destroy tissue of the nose or throat. Sometimes skin & mucosal lesions are simultaneous. ...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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What are the best treatments for leishmaniasis?

Leishmaniasis: For best information see: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/44412/1/WHO_TRS_949_eng.pdf. This has been put out by the World Health Organization and will help to determine choice of antileishmanial medications. ...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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Possible medical diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis disease?

Possible medical diagnosis of cutaneous  leishmaniasis disease?

Where???: Where do you live? Where have you been? There must be a reason for suspecting this: what is it? ...Read more

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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 is the definition or description of: Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis?

Leishmaniasis: Leishmaniasis (black fever) is a parasitic disease that is spread by sand flies.Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis can be very disfiguring & lead destruction of the mucous membranes of the mouth, throat or nose. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results for the leishmaniasis antibody test?

How long does it take to get results for the leishmaniasis antibody test?

Not a routine test: The specimen was likely sent to a reference lab as it is not a commonly done test. It may take a couple of weeks, could be sooner. ...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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I've got mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. What consequences should I be looking for?

I've got mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. What consequences should I be looking for?

Tissue damage: Mucosal leishmaniasis can occur with untreated or poorly treated cutaneous lesions (or simultaneously with cutaneous lesions). It can lead to nasal congestion and nose bleeds & eventually can destroy tissue of the nose and throat. ...Read more

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Dr. Carrie Davis
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Kala Azar (Definition)

Kala azar = Leishmaniasis , a potentially fatal infection by a protozoan parasite ...Read more