Long-term efficacy of single-dose radiofrequency-induced heat therapy vs. intralesional antimonials for cutaneous leishmaniasis in India.

@article{Bumb2013LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term efficacy of single-dose radiofrequency-induced heat therapy vs. intralesional antimonials for cutaneous leishmaniasis in India.},
  author={Ram Awatar Bumb and Narayan Prasad and Keerti Khandelwal and Naushin Aara and Rajesh Datt Mehta and Bhikam Chand Ghiya and Poonam Salotra and Liu Ke Wei and Sara Peters and Abhay R Satoskar},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={168 5},
  pages={1114-9}
}
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency-induced heat therapy (RFHT) has been found to be safe and effective against cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the short term, but its long-term efficacy is unclear. OBJECTIVES To compare the long-term efficacy of RFHT vs. intralesional sodium stibogluconate (SSG) injections in the treatment of CL in India. METHODS One hundred patients with a confirmed diagnosis of CL were randomly assigned in a 1 : 1 ratio to receive topical RFHT for 30-60 s or seven intralesional… CONTINUE READING