The pathogenesis of Leishmania/HIV co-infection: cellular and immunological mechanisms

@article{Olivier2003ThePO,
  title={The pathogenesis of Leishmania/HIV co-infection: cellular and immunological mechanisms},
  author={Martin Olivier and Roberto Badar{\'o} and Francisco J. Medrano and Javier Moreno},
  journal={Annals of Tropical Medicine \& Parasitology},
  year={2003},
  volume={97},
  pages={79 - 98}
}
Abstract The intracellular protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania have been recognized as opportunistic pathogens in immunosuppressed individuals, including those infected with human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1). Leishmaniasis and AIDS overlap in several sub-tropical and tropical regions around the world, including the Mediterranean area. In 1994, 3%-7% of HIV-1-infected individuals in southern Europe developed visceral leishmaniasis. In humans, interestingly, both HIV-1 and… 

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