Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulators are used in the treatment 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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Immunomodulators

Interferons are naturally occurring cytokines that possess various biologic functions, which include immunosuppressive action. They are produced by cells in response to viruses, double-stranded RNA, antigens, or mitogens, and are classified in relation to biochemical properties and cell of origin. Interferons are commercially produced with recombinant DNA technology.

Interferon gamma-1b (Actimmune)

Interferon gamma-1b is a naturally occurring cytokine that possesses antiviral, immunomodulatory, and antiproliferative activity. This agent is commercially available as a protein product manufactured by recombinant DNA technology.

Interferon gamma-1b is administered with sodium antimony gluconate (probably ineffective alone).


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