Vaccines against leishmaniasis.

@article{Modabber1995VaccinesAL,
  title={Vaccines against leishmaniasis.},
  author={Farrokh Modabber},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  year={1995},
  volume={89 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          83-8
        }
}
Unlike some other parasites, Leishmania can be grown in cell-free media with ease. This simple cultivation and the use of killed parasites as skin-test antigens (leishmanin) for diagnosis in humans during the past several decades have prompted scientists to try using the killed parasites, with or without adjuvant, as vaccines or for immunotherapy. In addition, different recombinant molecules, either parasite fractions or genetically engineered organisms (i.e. Leishmania made avirulent by… CONTINUE READING

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