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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


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