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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Kala Azar (Definition)

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


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Is malaria a parasitic disease?

Is malaria a parasitic disease?

Yes: It's caused by plasmodium, which is a mosquito-born parasite. ...Read more

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What are viral, fungal, protozoan disease?

What are viral, fungal, protozoan disease?

Too big: This requires extensive explanation, but the bottom line is that these are diseases caused by different types of organisms, the ones that you mention. ...Read more

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Is chagas disease waterborne?

Is chagas disease waterborne?

Contaminated juice: Chagas disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of kissing bugs which suck blood & pass on a protozoan called trypanosoma cruzi. It can be passed through the placenta by mother to fetus, via breast milk, blood transfusions, organ transplants and by eating contaminated foods. There are different cases which were spread by contaminated acai, sugar cane and guava juices. H20- variable input. ...Read more

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What diseases are blood borne pathogens?

What diseases are blood borne pathogens?

See below: Hiv, hepatitis b, hepatitis c are the major ones in the U.S. Hepatitis e is also one but uncommon in this country. ...Read more

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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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Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can parasitic infection cause gallbladder disease?

Yes, rarely: There are a few types of parasitic worms that are capable of getting into the liver and bile ducts. This happens almost exclusively outside of the United States. ...Read more

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Is scabies an infectious disease?

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Is scabies an infectious disease?

Yes, by transmission: Transmission of scabies is usually by direct contact. Parents to children, mom to infants is routine. Young adult usually by sexual contact. ...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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Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

No: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease but is not strictly speaking autoimmune. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that we don't quite know the cause of. ...Read more

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Do bedbugs transmit Chagas' disease?

Do bedbugs transmit Chagas' disease?

Unlikely : Check this link for more info http://www.popsci.com/bed-bugs-and-chagas-disease-dont-worry-quite-yet ...Read more

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Are chlamydial infections a genetic disease?

Are chlamydial infections a genetic disease?

No: Chlamydia is an infectious disease, not genetic. It's acquired by contact with other people who have it. ...Read more

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May mosquitoes carry Lyme disease?

May mosquitoes carry Lyme disease?

No: Lime disease is caused by a bacteria that is spread by infected ticks. That tick must attach and feed on a person long enough that the germ is passed thru the bite. ...Read more

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What causes Chagas disease?

Chagas' disease: It is an organism called trypanosoma cruzi. Read the Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagas_disease ...Read more

Dr. Bonnie Furner
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Leishmaniasis (Definition)

A condition in which a person is infected with ...Read more