What are the approach considerations for individualized management of leishmaniasis?

Updated: Feb 18, 2020
  • Author: Craig G Stark, MD, FACP, FFTM, RCPS(Glasg), FISTM; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Tailor treatment to the individual, because leishmaniasis is caused by many species or subspecies of the Leishmania protozoa, all of which have different degrees of virulence and clinical predilections. Consider the clinical pattern of disease, the geographic region in which the infection occurs, the immunologic status of the patient, and the previous attempts at treatment when therapy is started.


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