Hormone levels are associated with clinical markers and cytokine levels in human localized cutaneous leishmaniasis

@article{Baccan2011HormoneLA,
  title={Hormone levels are associated with clinical markers and cytokine levels in human localized cutaneous leishmaniasis},
  author={Gyselle Chrystina Baccan and F. Oliveira and Adenilma Duranes Sousa and Natali Alexandrino Cerqueira and Jackson Mauricio Lopes Costa and Manoel Barral-Netto and Aldina Barral},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={548-554}
}
Leishmaniasis is a serious health problem in several parts of the world, and localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCL) is the most frequent presentation of the tegumentary form of this disease cluster. Clinical presentations of leishmaniasis are influenced by both parasite and host factors, with emphasis on the host immune response. Alterations in plasma hormone levels have been described in many infections, and changes in hormone levels could be related to an imbalanced cytokine profile. In the… CONTINUE READING
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