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Leishmaniasis, is a disease that is also referred to as Leishmaniasis and is basically caused because of protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. Usually, the bite of some fly species causes this and the common symptoms here include ulcers on the skin along with regions of the nose, mouth and face. In some cases one may have fever and poor blood count too.
HOW IS LEISHMANIASIS DIAGNOSED?
A blood test and bone or skin biopsy are the procedures used to diagnose this disease.
HOW IS LEISHMANIASIS TREATED?
Visceral leishmaniasis are treated with medications that contain antimony such as meglumine antimoniate and sodium stibogluconate.
DID YOU KNOW?
Symptoms depend on the form of disease. There will be skin ulcers in cutaneous leishmaniasis, while in case of mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis, there will be nosebleeds and stuffy nose after the skin lesions subside. In case of the visceral Leishmaniasis, symptoms may appear after months of infestation of the parasite and may range from fatigue, weight loss, cough, fever, enlarged spleen, enlarged liver, hair fall and dry skin.