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Abstract

LIMA, Edson Borges de; PORTO, Claúdia; MOTTA, Jorgeth Oliveira Carneiro da  and  SAMPAIO, Raimunda Nonata Ribeiro. Treatment of american cutaneous leishmaniasis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2007, vol.82, n.2, pp. 111-124. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962007000200002.

American cutaneous leishmaniasis is an infectious disease of the skin and mucosa caused by a protozoon of the genus Leishmania. Its treatment is a challenge since the drugs available are highly toxic and none is completely effective. Recurrence, therapeutic failure in immunosuppressed patients and treatment resistance are some factors that encourage searching an ideal drug.

Keywords : Antimony; Leishmaniasis, cutaneous; Leishmaniasis, cutaneous [diagnosis]; Leishmaniasis, cutaneous [therapy].

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