what are the symptoms of kala azar and sleeping sickness

Asked by  | 10th Aug, 2012, 01:42: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Recurrent fever intermittent or remittent 

  • loss of appetite, pallor and weight loss with progressive emaciation

  • weakness

  • Splenomegaly – spleen enlarges rapidly

  • Liver – enlargement 
  • Skin – dry, thin and scaly and hair may be lost. Light coloured persons show grayish discolouration of the skin of hands, feet, abdomen and face

  • Anaemia – develops rapidly


Symptoms of sleeping sickness:
  • Anxiety
  • Drowsiness during the day
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Insomnia at night
  • Mood changes
  • Sleepiness 
  • Sweating
  • Swollen lymph nodes all over the body
  • Swollen, red, painful nodule at site of fly bite
  • Weakness

Answered by  | 13th Aug, 2012, 10:45: AM

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