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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Summary

Description: An endemic disease that is characterized by the development of single or multiple localized lesions on exposed areas of skin that typically ulcerate. The disease has been divided into Old and New World forms. Old World leishmaniasis is separated into three distinct types according to epidemiology and clinical manifestations and is caused by species of the L. tropica and L. aethiopica complexes as well as by species of the L. major genus. New World leishmaniasis, also called American leishmaniasis, occurs in South and Central America and is caused by species of the L. mexicana or L. braziliensis complexes.

Also Known As: Leishmaniasis, Cutaneous; American Leishmaniasis; Cutaneous Leishmaniases; Leishmaniases, Cutaneous; New World Leishmaniasis Show All >>

Networked: 1582 relevant articles (203 outcomes, 233 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. meglumine antimoniate : 33 outcomes 29 studies in 143 results : IBA
  2. Antigens : 19 outcomes 16 studies in 160 results : IBA
  3. Paromomycin (Paromomycin Sulfate) : 18 outcomes 25 studies in 61 results : FDA 5 Generic
  4. Antimony : 11 outcomes 9 studies in 80 results : IBA
  5. Antimony Sodium Gluconate (Sodium, Stibogluconate) : 11 outcomes 9 studies in 67 results : IBA
  6. miltefosine : 8 outcomes 8 studies in 58 results : IBA
  7. Pentamidine (NebuPent) : 7 outcomes 2 studies in 25 results : FDA 6 Generic
  8. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 47 results : IBA
  9. Fluconazole (Zonal) : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 19 results : FDA 41 Generic
  10. Ketoconazole (Nizoral) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 25 results : FDA 20 Generic
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Diseases Related to Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

  1. Infection
  2. Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala Azar)
  3. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
  4. Leishmaniasis
  5. Cicatrix (Scar)
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Key Therapies for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

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  1. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold) : 12 outcomes 2 studies in 30 results
  2. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy) : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 25 results
  3. Intralesional Injections : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 14 results
  4. Induced Hyperthermia (Thermotherapy) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 10 results
  5. Gas Lasers : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results
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