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Doctors for Leishmaniasis in Mammigatti, Hubli-Dharwad
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Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by a parasite named Leishmania. Leishmaniasis is of three types namely Visceral Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis. While this parasite typically lives in infected sand flies, a person can contract Leishmaniasis from a bite from an infected sand fly. The most common symptoms of Leishmaniasis is nosebleeds, difficulty breathing, weakness, weight loss, night sweats and scaly skin, among others.
HOW IS LEISHMANIASIS DIAGNOSED?
A blood test and bone or skin biopsy are the procedures used to diagnose this disease.
HOW IS LEISHMANIASIS TREATED?
The most common medications used for treating this problem are liposomal amphotericin B and Miltefosine. Alongside, the doctor would also give you iron supplements to enhance blood count and paracetamol to bring fever down. In some cases paromomycin is also used for treatment.