Neglected Tropcial Diseases

[Translate to english:] [alle Inhalte aus dem Jahresbericht BNI 2010/2011]

Apart from Dengue fever, leishmaniasis presumably is the most important of the „neglected diseases“. In the past years, WHO made particular efforts to negotiate with the pharmaceutical industry price reductions for the most needed drugs. Of concern is the increasing drug resistance of leishmania.

Detoxification causes drug resistance of Leishmania

For many decades, compounds containing antimony have been the most important drugs to treat leishmaniasis. Antimony is related to arsenic.

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Drug resistance by gene multiplication

As in almost all infectious diseases drug resistances cause increasing problems in the treatment of leishmaniases.

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