- Posted February 11, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Living with a rare disease?
When I pickup this disease the skin on my arm looked like it had been bitten by a mosquito. 2 different doctors looked at the area and said it was a minor staff infection. A surgeon took a biopsy. The biopsy came back leichmaniasis. The sample was sent to the CDC who spent 6 months trying to determine the variety of Leich. After 6 months there was no conclusion. It could have been picked up in Costa Rica, Panama, China and any number of other countries which I have traveled to.
The disease is gone I was told unless it comes back. The moral of the story is use bug repellant.