Drug Resistance in Visceral Leishmaniasis

  title={Drug Resistance in Visceral Leishmaniasis},
  author={Helena C. Maltezou},
  booktitle={Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology},
Visceral leishmaniasis remains a public health problem worldwide. This illness was included by the World Health Organization in the list of neglected tropical diseases targeted for elimination by 2015. The widespread emergence of resistance to pentavalent antimonials in India where half cases occur globally and the unavailability of a vaccine in clinical use constitute major obstacles in achieving of this goal. The last decade new antileishmanials became available, including the oral agent… CONTINUE READING

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