Systemic Treatments of Leishmaniasis: A Narrative Review

Taheri, Ahmad Reza and Sabouri Rad, Sara and Molkara, Sara (2019) Systemic Treatments of Leishmaniasis: A Narrative Review. Reviews in Clinical Medicine, 6 (3). pp. 91-97.

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a prevalent parasitic infection in humans. According to the reports published in several localities across the world, leishmaniasis is an endemic disease in certain regions in Iran. Leishmaniasis is transmitted through sandfly bites and is often diagnosed through the smear examination of the affected area using a microscope. The treatments of choice for leishmaniasis involve the use of pentavalent antimony compounds, such as meglumine antimoniate and sodium stibogluconate. However, other medications have been proposed for the treatment of leishmaniasis, and there is ongoing research for effective, less harmful treatments. This narrative review aimed to summarize various systemic treatments for leishmaniasis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutaneous Leishmaniasis,Systemic,Treatment
Subjects: WR Dermatology
Divisions: Journals > Reviews in Clinical Medicine
Depositing User: RCM RCM
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 07:26
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 07:26

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