Interactions between immunity and chemotherapy in the treatment of the trypanosomiases and leishmaniases.

Abstract

The immune status of a host infected with Trypanosoma spp. or Leishmania spp. can play an important role in successful chemotherapy. In animal models, treatment of African trypanosomiasis with difluoromethylornithine or melarsoprol requires an appropriate antibody-mediated immune response. An intact immune system is also necessary for rapid clearance of… (More)

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