Jyotsna Mishra

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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) remains a major health problem in old world, and India accounts for half of the world burden. The widespread emergence of resistance to standard drug in India poses a major obstacle in the control of leishmaniasis. Post-Kala-Azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is considered as main source of drug resistance. Experimental data(More)
Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease caused by different species of protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. It is a major health problem yet neglected tropical diseases, with approximately 350 million people worldwide at risk and more than 1.5 million infections occurring each year. Leishmaniasis has different clinical manifestations, including(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Current therapy for leishmaniasis is limited and unsatisfactory. Amphotericin B, a second-line treatment is gradually replacing antimonials, the first-line treatment and is used as the preferred treatments in some regions. Though, presently it is the only drug with highest cure rate, its use is severely restricted by its acute(More)
BACKGROUND Miltefosine unresponsive and relapse cases of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) are increasingly being reported. However, there has been no laboratory confirmed reports of miltefosine resistance in VL. Here, we report two laboratory confirmed cases of VL from India. METHODS Two patients with VL were referred to us with suspected VL. The first patient(More)
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