Fatemeh Sokhanvari

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) heals spontaneously within several weeks or months, but, in rare cases, CL-active lesions last for many years. In this study, we assessed cell-mediated immunity in non-healing CL through the measurement of three pro-inflammatory cytokines: Interferon-γ (IFN-γ), IL-17a and CXCL-11. For this, 32 patients afflicted with healing or(More)
Background: There are 3 main forms of leishmaniasis-visceral, cutaneous, and mucocutaneous. Leishmania parasites are transmitted by the bite of infected female phlebotomine sand flies. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is the most common form of leishmaniasis and causes skin lesions, leaving life-long scars and serious disability. About 95% of CL cases occur in(More)
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