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What are the tests for leishmaniasis?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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