Search results: Found 1

Listing 1 - 1 of 1
Sort by
Leishmaniases as Re-emerging Diseases

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781789841015 9781789841022 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71150 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Internal medicine
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:52

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Leishmania parasites plague the mammalian host causing high morbidity and mortality. The parasites persist in the hostile milieu, crippling its defensive arsenal. In the face of mounting resistance to an antiquated drug arsenal, new approaches are urgently desired to keep the infection at bay. Furthermore, to strengthen the leishmaniasis elimination drive, particular emphasis has to be laid on identification of new targets and vaccination strategies. This book gives a brief glimpse of the epidemiology of leishmaniasis, immune evasion, vaccination, and therapeutic modalities that may work by untangling the immunological cross-wires of pathogenic cross-talk. The Conventional treatment and its drawbacks, the prospects of phytotherapy and nanomedicines, are also discussed. The identification of drug targets with the aim of designing inhibitors is also exemplified.

Listing 1 - 1 of 1
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

IntechOpen (1)


License

unknown (1)


Language

english (1)


Year
From To Submit

2018 (1)