Dr. Bohlen's Blog: June 26th, 2010 - "Poker Night"
Interesting day. It almost feels like my weekends are busier then my weekdays. The last two weekends we have been busy with work in the operating room and meetings. We have that general staff meeting every Saturday afternoon in which we go over a medical topic and go around the room for concerns about the hospital. Today we learned about an little infection called Leshmaniasis. I think I spelled it right but don't really care if I do. Its close enough. It is a parasite that you can get an infection from a bite by a sand fly. This infection is specific for this part of the world and south america. It causes this boil like infection. Looks like a volcano and it usually take 6-12 months to get over and there is no real treatment. You just live with it. It doesn't spread and eventually fades away but causes a scar. I figure it would be my luck I would get bit on the neck and have this wonderful looking active volcano for everyone to see. Don't worry I haven't been bit.
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