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My immune system is compromised by hiv, will there be complications with a leishmaniasis infection?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Leishmania comes in two forms: the skin (cutaneous) form and the internal (visceral) form which are transmitted by bites from sand flies.
These parasites live inside of your cells, causing chronic non-healing sores or large spleens, fever & low blood counts. People with lowered immunity can have activation of old infection or increased susceptibility to new infection.See a specialist fo treatment.

In brief: Maybe

Leishmania comes in two forms: the skin (cutaneous) form and the internal (visceral) form which are transmitted by bites from sand flies.
These parasites live inside of your cells, causing chronic non-healing sores or large spleens, fever & low blood counts. People with lowered immunity can have activation of old infection or increased susceptibility to new infection.See a specialist fo treatment.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes...and No

If your HIV is under good control with haart therapy you will likely be able to fight the majority of basic infections without difficulty.
Leishmaniasis is not a typical infection but with early and appropriate therapy you should do just fine. See your infectious disease/hiv specialist.

In brief: Yes...and No

If your HIV is under good control with haart therapy you will likely be able to fight the majority of basic infections without difficulty.
Leishmaniasis is not a typical infection but with early and appropriate therapy you should do just fine. See your infectious disease/hiv specialist.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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