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Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies. There are several different forms of leishmaniasis. The most common are cutaneous and visceral. The cutaneous type causes skin sores. The visceral type affects internal organs such as the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. People with this form usually have fever, weight loss, and an enlarged spleen and liver.

Leishmaniasis is found in parts of about 88 countries. Most of these countries are in the tropics and subtropics. It is possible but very unlikely that you would get this disease in the United States. But you should be aware of it if you are traveling to the Middle East or parts of Central America, South America, Asia, Africa or southern Europe.

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  1. Leishmaniasis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies. There are several different forms of leishmaniasis. The most common are cutaneous and visceral. The ...
  2. Leishmaniasis FAQs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  3. Leishmaniasis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)  
    ... JavaScript on. Read more information on enabling JavaScript. Leishmaniasis Top Banner Content Area Skip Content Marketing Share ... of visceral leishmaniasis in the world each year. Leishmaniasis Life Cycle View an illustration of the life ...
  4. Travelers' Health: Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Legionnaires’ Disease & Pontiac Fever) Chapter 3 - Leishmaniasis, Visceral Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Barbara L. Herwaldt, Alan J. Magill Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease found in parts of ...
  5. Travelers' Health: Leishmaniasis, Visceral (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Travel Chapter 3 - Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous Chapter 3 - Leptospirosis Leishmaniasis, Visceral Barbara L. Herwaldt, Alan J. Magill Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease found in parts of ...
  6. Leishmaniasis is an infectious disease spread by the bite of the female sandfly. ... There are different forms of leishmaniasis. Cutaneous leishmaniasis affects the skin and mucous membranes. Skin sores usually start at the site of the sandfly bite. In a ...
  7. Leishmaniasis Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Parasites - Leishmaniasis Parasites Home Share Compartir Disease Ulcerative skin lesion, ... border, on a Guatemalan patient who has cutaneous leishmaniasis. (Credit: B. Arana, MERTU, Guatemala) Marked splenomegaly (enlargement/ ...
  8. Diagnosis of Leishmaniasis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Parasites - Leishmaniasis Parasites Home Share Compartir Diagnosis Light-microscopic examination ... bone marrow specimen from a patient with visceral leishmaniasis—showing a macrophage (a special type of white ...
  9. Leishmaniasis (American Osteopathic College of Dermatology)  
    ... Favorite Name: Category: Share: Yes No, Keep Private Leishmaniasis Share | Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease spread by the bite ... called Leishmania. There are several different forms of leishmaniasis. The most common forms are cutaneous leishmaniasis, which ...
  10. Leishmaniasis: Prevention and Control (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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