Yeung L. Tutterrow

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Despite the widespread use of multidrug therapy for treatment, delays in clinical recognition and under-reporting of leprosy indicate that Mycobacterium leprae transmission is continuing. Thus, leprosy is likely to persist as a significant burden on health systems in many regions. In this study, we combined 2 previously characterized leprosy antigens,(More)
Visceral leishmaniasis in South Asia is a serious disease affecting children and adults. Acute visceral leishmaniasis develops in only a fraction of those infected individuals, the majority being asymptomatic with the potential to transmit infection and develop disease. We followed 56 individuals characterized as being asymptomatic by seropositivity with(More)
Acute visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is caused by infection with parasites of the Leishmania donovani complex and may be fatal if not treated. Early diagnosis and efficacious treatment are the keys to effective VL management and control. Novel regimens are being developed to overcome limitations in VL treatment options, which are currently restricted by high(More)
Infection with Leishmania parasites results in a range of clinical manifestations and outcomes, the most severe of which is visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Vaccination will likely provide the most effective long-term control strategy, as the large number of vectors and potential infectious reservoirs renders sustained interruption of Leishmania parasite(More)
BACKGROUND Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) can be fatal without timely diagnosis and treatment. Treatment efficacies vary due to drug resistance, drug toxicity and co-morbidities. It is important to monitor treatment responsiveness to confirm cure and curtail relapse. Currently, microscopy of spleen, bone marrow or lymph node biopsies is the only definitive(More)
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