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Visceral Leishmaniasis Treatment
Where???: Where do you live? Where have you been? There must be a reason for suspecting this: what is it? ...Read more
Yes, possibly: I know of one case, shared by a homeopathic physician in india. You can see it here: http://tinyurl.Com/kw98mn6 we can learn a lot from our colleagues in other countries who may practice differently -- and also see patients with diseases seen less commonly in the us. This case required constitutional treatment, meaning a professional homeopath to review and prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute hep B-none.: Hepatitis b is acute inflammation of the liver caused by hep b virus (hbv). Spread by body's contact with serum, vaginal fluid, semen, blood, unclean tattoo instruments...That is already infected w hbv. Acute hep b-no specific rs; 100% newborns/children, 5% adults go on to chronic hep or cirrhosis or liver cancer. Rx can involve interferon-type drugs, liver transplant, rx the complications. ...Read more
Cardiologists treat cardiac conditions & pulmonologists treat lung diseases. What is the name of the type of specialist who treats sirs (systemic inflammatory response syndrome)?
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
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
Depends: For early stage disease, it's usually 2-4 cycles abvd w/ involved site radiation. For advanced disease, it's at least 4-6 cycles of abvd or even beacopp with radiation reserved for sites of bulk disease. For relapse, new drugs like Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) are in use as are the option of transplant. ...Read more
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
ACUTE FUNGAL SINUSITIS MUCORMYCOSIS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2.
What is the treatment for the above Diagnosis?
Mucormycosis: Usually surgery combined with a complex combination of antifungal medications depending upon the organism and its sensitivities. This may be one of several mold fungi (Mucor, Absidia, Rhizopus, and others). Very severe condition with outcomes difficult to predict. Best wishes and hopes. ...Read more
For TB: Treatment is empiric at first, most commonly using four drugs to avoid the development of resistant organisms. After testing of the bug (which can take 8 weeks), treatment can be narrowed to two drugs to which it is susceptible, but continued for a total of 6 months (at least). Treatment of TB works best when it is administered under direct supervision of a qualified public health official. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cutaneous larval mig: This is the skin manifestation of an insect parasite crawling under the skin, usually on the arms or legs, and shows as actual yarn-sized and shaped raising of the skin. Treatment is a common prescription cream applied daily for several days. And cures it. ...Read more
Treating West Nile: There is no specific therapy for this viral infection. Supportive treatment for symptoms and time are the only treatments. ...Read more
Excision: Excision of the skin tumor by a surgeon with wide negative margins is the treatment for most malignant adnexal tumors. Many have propensity for local recurrence (regrow in the same place) with more extensive tissue damage, so it is best to remove them entirely early on in the course of the disease. ...Read more
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