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Tropical diseases
Posted by: Yosias
Date: February 2, 2001 7:09 PM

I find no reference for Doctors specializing in tropical medicine. Can you refer me? Recent venture deep into the Bolivian Amazon may have resulted in this ulceration on my calf that doesn't seem to heal (doesn't seem to get worse either). The area has had a significant population of insects (as all jungles do I guess). I have a suspicion that it may be Leishmania - a disease carried by sandflies but need more information and possibly a reference of doctors either in Chile (where I'm currently visiting) or in the neighbouring countries - Bolivia and Argentina.

RE: Tropical diseases
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: February 3, 2001 2:36 AM

Tropical medicine docs are hard to find outside university medical school settings. I suggest you look there.



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