Infectious Diseases: Leishmaniasis
The purpose of this course is to explain the transmission, diagnosis, symptoms, forms, and treatment of Leishmaniasis and issues affecting its emergence as an infectious disease in the United States.

Course Publication Date: September 10, 2021

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:IDL060421
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the epidemiology of leishmaniasis.

  • Explain how canine leishmaniasis relates to human leishmaniasis.

  • List the 3 primary forms of leishmaniasis.

  • Describe cutaneous leishmaniasis and at least 3 symptoms.

  • Differentiate between cutaneous leishmaniasis and diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis.

  • Describe mucocutaneous leishmaniasis and at least 3 symptoms.

  • Describe visceral leishmaniasis and at least 4 characteristics and 2 complications.

  • Describe common diagnostic procedures used for each type of leishmaniasis.

  • List at least 3 drugs used for leishmaniasis and discuss issues related to treatment.

  • Explain the difference between leishmanization and vaccination.

  • Describe measures to prevent transmission of leishmania.


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