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What is leishmaniasis?
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
In brief: An infection
Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease that is caused by a tiny little one celled creature that lives in insects in tropical climates.
One form is found in iraq and syria, and causes a skin sore. Another form can cause intestinal disease and even death, and is found in south america. Both forms are transmitted by an insect bite, and can be treated well, if diagnosed early.

In brief: An infection
Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease that is caused by a tiny little one celled creature that lives in insects in tropical climates.
One form is found in iraq and syria, and causes a skin sore. Another form can cause intestinal disease and even death, and is found in south america. Both forms are transmitted by an insect bite, and can be treated well, if diagnosed early.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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