Leishmaniasis

So, briefly, here is the low down on my Leishmaniasis. Will explain in further detail when I have time.Timeline:

Contracted in August 2006 in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador from a sand fly bite

Diagnosed in January 2007 as Leishmania panamensis after two biopsies were sent to the CDC

Started treatment using Pentostam from the CDC via a PIC line on March 20 and received intravenous fluids for 20 consecutive days.

The following are few pictures for grins.

Leishmaniasis wound in December 2006

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Me with PIC line IV on my last day of treatment for leishmaniasis

7 Responses to “Leishmaniasis”

  1. on 04 May 2007 at 3:44 pm Cathy Shannon

    Does this make you a leishmaniac?
    Seriously, I’m just very glad you’re OK.
    with love,
    “Aunt” Cathy

  2. on 04 May 2007 at 6:07 pm Jay

    Nice pictures. Hope the intravenous heavy metals got rid of the “living rocks” on your arm.

  3. on 10 May 2007 at 10:20 am William

    Dang man, why are those boogers on yer arm?

  4. on 06 Mar 2008 at 10:54 am erik

    when i saw you this was almost healed!!

  5. on 20 Jul 2008 at 10:23 pm Stacey Devenney

    Hi,

    Where did you get your leishmaniasis? How long did it take for the lesions to heal? My son is awaiting results from the CDC – his lesions look just like yours.

    Thanks,
    Stacey D.

  6. on 03 Aug 2008 at 9:28 am Krista

    Hey there that looks pretty itchy! I just got back from Boracay in the Philippines, absolutely paradise, but I have been bitten so many times by sand fleas and I have some sores, that I’m not sure are from scratching or the bites, and now that I just got home am afraid that it could be Leishmaniasis. I would love if you could reply about why it took so long for you to be diagnosed and what they felt like.

    THanks
    Krista

  7. on 30 Jan 2010 at 1:25 pm Ana Lahmann

    Hi Adam

    I have some lesions in my arms, and the leishmania test was positive. I´m anthropologist, and in the course of my field research in indigenous community in Lower Talamanca, Costa Rica, I have been bitten by sand flies.

    Bye,

    Ana

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