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Complications of Leishmaniasis

Complications list for Leishmaniasis:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Leishmaniasis includes:

  • Mucosal leishmaniasis - spread from the skin to the mucous membranes
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Secondary infection (type of Opportunistic infections)
  • Mucosal perforation
  • Secondary pus-producing infections
  • Secondary gram-negative enteric infections
  • Secondary mycobacterial infections
  • Death

See also the symptoms of Leishmaniasis and Leishmaniasis: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Leishmaniasis from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Leishmaniasis and Leishmaniasis: Introduction.

Complications of Leishmaniasis:

The skin sores of cutaneous leishmaniasis will heal on their own, but this can take months or even years. The sores can leave ugly scars. If not treated, infection that started in the skin rarely spreads to the nose or mouth and causes sores there (mucosal leishmaniasis). This can happen with some of the types of the parasite found in Central and South America. Mucosal leishmaniasis might not be noticed until years after the original skin sores healed. The best way to prevent mucosal leishmaniasis is to treat the cutaneous infection before it spreads.
(Source: excerpt from Leishmania Infection: DPD)

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About complications:

Complications of Leishmaniasis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Leishmaniasis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Leishmaniasis and complications of Leishmaniasis is unclear or arbitrary.


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