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There are three varieties of leishmaniasis–visceral, cutaneous and mucocutaneous. 930 palabras más
Neglected diseases continue to cause significant morbidity and mortality in the developing world. Of 850 new therapeutic products approved between 2000 and 2011, only 4% (and only 1% of all approved NCEs) were indicated for neglected diseases, even though these diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden. 330 palabras más
Researchers at Pune’s National Centre for Cell Sciences (NCCS) have identified a coumarin derivative for the treatment of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Since Leishmania donovani (which causes Kala-azar) and Leishmania major (which causes cutaneous leishmaniasis) share 95 per cent similarity in their genome, the coumarin derivative developed by the researchers may be used for treating Kala-azar as well. 502 palabras más