What are the goals of drug therapy in 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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The goals of pharmacotherapy are to eradicate the leishmaniasis infection, to reduce morbidity, and to prevent complications, recurrence, and the development of mucocutaneous forms of the disease.


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