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Human rIL-2 (10-30 micrograms) was injected intradermally into the skin of patients with lepromatous leprosy with high bacillary loads. All patients responded to the lymphokine with local areas of induration that peaked at 24 h and persisted for 4-7 d irrespective of whether the site was "normal skin" or a nodular lesion. Within 24 h there was an extensive(More)
Treatment of diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (DCL) caused by Leishmania aethiopica remains unsatisfactory as the parasite is relatively insensitive to antimonial compounds. Reports of the clinical effectiveness of aminosidine sulphate, especially in combination with sodium stibogluconate, in visceral leishmaniasis and the finding that this antibiotic is(More)
Three patients with disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis received three intranodular injections of 10 micrograms of recombinant interleukin 2 (rIL-2) at 48-h intervals. After 7 and 14 days, 4-mm punch biopsies were taken of control and injected nodules and processed for histology, electron microscopy, immunocytochemistry, and parasite culture. Control sites(More)
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