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What Is The Best Treatment 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
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
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
What tissue is the best to biopsy for a Leishmaniasis (long term, without obvious ulcers) diagnosis? What are the steps to get this done.
Visible lesion: Forgive my frankness -- I care about you. If there is no visible lesions, biopsy is not appropriate for leishmaniasis. Anyone who tells you otherwise is ignorant or a charlatan. You list "anti-parasite protocol" -- several exist and are all subscientific. Please get with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community who can help you find something that will help you with your recovery. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A few: There has never been a report of leishmaniasis (a protozoan parasite) in Australia, the Pacific islands, or Antarctica. It has been identified in every other part of the world. Although rare, leishmaniasis has been diagnosed in the US, mostly in people who had traveled internationally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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