Latest Cutaneous leishmaniasis Stories
A single session of heat therapy using the ThermoMedâ„¢ device appears to be as effective as a 10-day intravenous course of sodium stibogluconate (Pentostam) for the treatment of Leishmania major skin lesions.
Using an unconventional approach that they designed, University of Pittsburgh drug discoverers and their collaborators at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have identified compounds that hold promise for treating leishmaniasis, a parasitic infection that many consider one of the world's most overlooked diseases.
Researchers at MUHC/McGill uncover key role played by a molecule in the process of infection used by the parasite that causes leishmania.
LEIDEN, The Netherlands, August 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A new consortium has been formed to boost drug development for the treatment of two deadly diseases, African sleeping sickness and Leishmaniasis, which affect millions of people worldwide.
SAN ANTONIO, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A plentiful, inexpensive, topical compound is as effective at treating the skin lesions of Middle Eastern and African leishmaniasis as is the standard therapy, a less-available, costlier compound injected into lesions.
Hundreds of millions of people, mainly in developing countries, are disabled by infectious diseases, according to the World Health Organization.More than 12 million people in 88 countries are infected with leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies. Nearly 2 million new cases are reported and about 70,000 people die from the disease annually.Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that compounds derived from a natural product can...
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