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What are the symptoms of Kala-azar ?

what are the symptoms of kalajar
Asked On : Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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Hi, The symptoms of leishmaniasis are skin sores which erupt weeks to months after the person affected is bitten by sand flies. Other consequences, which can manifest anywhere from a few months to years after infection, include fever, damage to the spleen and liver, and anemia.
Visceral leishmaniasis – the most serious form and potentially fatal if untreated.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis – the most common form which causes a sore at the bite site, which heals in a few months to a year, leaving an unpleasant looking scar. This form can progress to any of the other three forms.
Diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis – this form produces widespread skin lesions which resemble leprosy and is particularly difficult to treat.
Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis – commences with skin ulcers which spread causing tissue damage, to the nose and mouth.
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