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My sister says she has mucocutaneous leishmaniasis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: No
There is not a genetic component to this disease.
It is a protozoan infestation spread by the bite of the sandfly. Family members are no more likely to get it than anyone else.

In brief: No
There is not a genetic component to this disease.
It is a protozoan infestation spread by the bite of the sandfly. Family members are no more likely to get it than anyone else.
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