Cutaneous leishmaniasis

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    in the rural areas or did you stay in the cities?” “Yes, I spent a day in the countryside. Why are you asking so many questions?” The doctor clicked her computer mouse. On her screen came a man’s hand. The wound on that hand was like what was in Tank’s hand. “I think it is Leishmaniasis,” said the doctor. “What’s that?” Tank didn’t need anything else to drag him down further. “It’s the result of a bite from an infected sand fly. It’s prevalent in certain countries. Pakistan along with Africa tops the list. I’m going to send you to see a Tropical Diseases specialist. We have to have it treated right away. Also, we will get you to a Plastic Surgeon. The wound needs cleaning to remove the dead tissues and a biopsy the surgeon will do today.” “So why didn’t I notice it when I came back? I have been home for months.” “Sometimes it takes a few months before it shows up. I want you to go over to Day Surgery at the hospital right away.” The doctor was only partly transparent in her concerns. She didn’t tell him there were three types of Leishmaniasis. Cutaneous or Old World which is local to the hands and face. Mucosal which deals with the nasal passages that can show up years after contracting Cutaneous Leishmaniasis. The third is visceral, the second largest killer in the world. Tank visited the Plastic Surgeon three times to have him clean the wound. When it healed up, only to break out twice more, on the other hand, the Tropical Diseases Specialist shared his concerns. They…

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    condition that accounts for 70-90% of all occupational skin diseases. It is induced by exposure to some external irritant or allergen (Rashid & Shim, 2016). Although this condition is typically used interchangeably with eczema, it is caused by exogenous factors while eczema is an endogenous inflammatory skin condition (Rashid & Shim, 2016). Contact dermatitis should be considered when patients with atopic dermatitis have been unresponsive to treatment; however, this was ruled out because the…

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    Associated problem one Due to Beryl not being very mobile, having a poor diet and being incontinent she is at risk of developing pressure ulcers. A pressure ulcer is the localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence as a result of pressure (Delves-Yates, Everett & Wright, 2015). All patients regardless of age are potentially at risk of pressure ulcers (Myers, 2014). There are around 410,000 people who develop pressure ulcers a year which costs the NHS £1.8-£2.6…

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    Jock Itch Jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. It is sometimes called ringworm even though it is not caused by worms. It is caused by a fungus, which is a type of germ that thrives in dark, damp places. Jock itch causes a rash and itching in the groin and upper thigh area. It usually goes away in 2–3 weeks with treatment. CAUSES The fungus that causes jock itch may be spread by: • Touching a fungus infection elsewhere on your body, such as athlete's…

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    Ringworm Background Ringworm is not due to a worm like the name implies. It is a fungal skin infection that occurs in all ages, but is more common in children. The name “ringworm” comes from the distinctive ring pattern that red spots form on your skin. There is eight forms of ringworm; your body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis or athlete’s foot), the groin (tinea cruris or jock itch), the face (tinea faciei), the hand (tinea manus), the nails (tinea unguium),…

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    they knew how to ranch and construct houses, and most particularly they knew how to cure themselves without the assistance of logical prescription or innovation. As globalization develops, individuals have a tendency to overlook the power and learning of individuals of the long time past days. In Samir's discourse, he went on about a savage creepy crawly called the sand fly. As per his exploration, an expected 1.5 million individuals are right now contaminated with instinctive leishmaniasis,…

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    Leishmania Tropica

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    tropica according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2015). The best way to prevent yourself from acquiring the disease is to limit exposure to sandfly bites, wear protective clothing, and apply bug spray to exposed skin. Bug nets can limit the amount of sandflies able to get inside houses, and sleeping with a bed net is highly advised. While cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by L. tropica can heal on their own, treatment can prevent the development of other infections (Sharma…

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