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Visceral leishmaniasis: elimination with existing interventions.
Lancet Infect Dis. 2011 Apr; 11(4):322-5.LI

Abstract

The world's burden of infectious diseases can be substantially reduced by more-effective use of existing interventions. Advances in case detection, diagnosis, and treatment strategies have made it possible to consider the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent. The priority must now be to effectively implement existing interventions at the community level by actively finding cases in endemic villages and treating them with single-dose liposomal amphotericin B at primary-health-care centres. Once the elimination target of one case per 10,000 population has been reached, combination therapies involving miltefosine and paromomycin can be introduced to ensure long-term availability of several drugs for visceral leishmaniasis and to protect against resistance.

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Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21453873

Citation

Matlashewski, Greg, et al. "Visceral Leishmaniasis: Elimination With Existing Interventions." The Lancet. Infectious Diseases, vol. 11, no. 4, 2011, pp. 322-5.
Matlashewski G, Arana B, Kroeger A, et al. Visceral leishmaniasis: elimination with existing interventions. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011;11(4):322-5.
Matlashewski, G., Arana, B., Kroeger, A., Battacharya, S., Sundar, S., Das, P., Sinha, P. K., Rijal, S., Mondal, D., Zilberstein, D., & Alvar, J. (2011). Visceral leishmaniasis: elimination with existing interventions. The Lancet. Infectious Diseases, 11(4), 322-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(10)70320-0
Matlashewski G, et al. Visceral Leishmaniasis: Elimination With Existing Interventions. Lancet Infect Dis. 2011;11(4):322-5. PubMed PMID: 21453873.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Visceral leishmaniasis: elimination with existing interventions. AU - Matlashewski,Greg, AU - Arana,Byron, AU - Kroeger,Axel, AU - Battacharya,Sujit, AU - Sundar,Shyam, AU - Das,Pradeep, AU - Sinha,Prabhat Kumar, AU - Rijal,Suman, AU - Mondal,Dinesh, AU - Zilberstein,Dan, AU - Alvar,Jorge, PY - 2011/4/2/entrez PY - 2011/4/2/pubmed PY - 2011/6/1/medline SP - 322 EP - 5 JF - The Lancet. Infectious diseases JO - Lancet Infect Dis VL - 11 IS - 4 N2 - The world's burden of infectious diseases can be substantially reduced by more-effective use of existing interventions. Advances in case detection, diagnosis, and treatment strategies have made it possible to consider the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis in the Indian subcontinent. The priority must now be to effectively implement existing interventions at the community level by actively finding cases in endemic villages and treating them with single-dose liposomal amphotericin B at primary-health-care centres. Once the elimination target of one case per 10,000 population has been reached, combination therapies involving miltefosine and paromomycin can be introduced to ensure long-term availability of several drugs for visceral leishmaniasis and to protect against resistance. SN - 1474-4457 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21453873/Visceral_leishmaniasis:_elimination_with_existing_interventions_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1473-3099(10)70320-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -