Leishmaniasis

What is Leishmaniasis?

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by protozoan parasite from more than 20 Leishmania species that are transmitted to humans by the bites of infected female phlebotomine sandflies.

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I recently moved to Brazil with my 2 children and husband. Many people here get what I think are abcesses, they start as a red irritated area and...

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From the description it seems you are talking about cutaneous leishmaniasis which is endemic in Brazil. It is...

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i have travelled to belize , recently from usa have developed the lesions in photo on my arms and legs the friends in belize say it is cutanious...

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I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query. I would...

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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,...

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