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Trends in Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Edited by David Claborn

Missouri State University

Of all the parasitic diseases, leishmaniasis is one of the most diverse, with a variety of manifestations, from relatively minor cutaneous lesions to deadly visceral infections. It is also widespread, causing human disease in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. The environments in which this disease occurs range from desert to tropical jungle to urban habitats. Not surprisingly, the literature on this disease is written in a variety of languages including Portuguese, Arabic, English and French among others. This book provides a synopsis in English of much of the recent research on leishmaniasis, with a focus on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of the disease as described by researchers around the world, but with a focus on the research from Brazil and the Middle East.

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LeishmaniasisTrends in Epidemiology, Diagnosis and TreatmentEdited by David Claborn

Published: March 19th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57067

ISBN: 978-953-51-1232-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4236-2

Copyright year: 2014

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45542 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

95 Dimensions Citations


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1. Environmental Changes and the Geographic Spreading of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Brazil

By Elizabeth F. Rangel, Simone M. da Costa and Bruno M. Carvalho


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2. Transmission to Humans

By Miroslava Avila-García, Javier Mancilla, Enrique Segura-Cervantes and Norma Galindo-Sevilla


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3. Otorhinolaryngologic Manifestations in Leishmaniasis

By Luiz Alberto Alves Mota and Roberta Correia Ribeiro Ferreira de Miranda


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4. Molecular Tools for Understanding Eco-Epidemiology, Diversity and Pathogenesis of Leishmania Parasites

By Souheila Guerbouj, Imen Mkada–Driss and Ikram Guizani


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5. Geographical and Environmental Variables of Leishmaniasis Transmission

By Roqueline A.G.M.F. Aversi-Ferreira, Jucimária Dantas Galvão, Sylla Figueredo da Silva, Giovanna Felipe Cavalcante, Ediana Vasconcelos da Silva, Naina Bhatia-Dey and Tales Alexandre Aversi-Ferreira


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6. The Geospatial Approach on Eco-Epidemiological Studies of Leishmaniasis

By João Carlos Araujo Carreira, Mônica de Avelar Figueiredo Mafra Magalhães and Alba Valéria Machado da Silva


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7. Conflict Leishmaniasis

By David M. Claborn


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8. Molecular Diagnosis of Leishmaniasis, Species Identification and Phylogenetic Analysis

By Constantina N. Tsokana, Labrini V. Athanasiou, George Valiakos, Vassiliki Spyrou, Katerina Manolakou and Charalambos Billinis


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9. Non-Invasive Molecular Diagnosis of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis Using Conjunctival Swab Samples

By Antero Silva Ribeiro de Andrade and Maria Norma Melo


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10. Sporotrichoid Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Central Tunisia: Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects

By Moncef Ben Saïd, Fatma Saghrouni, Yusr Saadi-Ben Aoun, Najet Ghariani, Alia Yaacoub, Henda Ach, Mohamed Denguezli, Ikram Guizani and Akila Fathallah-Mili


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11. Diagnosis of Leishmaniasis in Children

By A K M Mamunur Rashid


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12. New Advances in the Diagnosis of Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis

By Patrícia Sampaio Tavares Veras, Deborah Bittencourt Mothé Fraga, Manuela da Silva Solcà and Carlos Eduardo Sampaio Guedes


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13. Can Attenuated Leishmania Induce Equally Effective Protection as Virulent Strains in Visceral Leishmaniasis?

By Joana Cunha, Eugenia Carrillo, Javier Moreno and Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva


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14. Perspectives for Diagnosis and Control of Leishmaniasis Based on Volatile Organic Compounds

By Jailson Bittencourt de Andrade, Jairo Torres Magalhães Junior, Paulo Roberto Ribeiro Mesquita, Fábio Santos Oliveira, Frederico de Medeiros Rodrigues and Stella Maria Barrouin-Melo


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15. Leishmaniasis: Possible New Strategies for Treatment

By Alane Beatriz Vermelho, Claudiu T. Supuran, Verônica Cardoso, Dayanne Menezes, Jefferson Rocha de Andrade Silva, Jose Luiz Pinto Ferreira, Ana Claudia Fernandes Amaral and Igor A. Rodrigues


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16. Nanoparticle Technology: An alternative approach for Leishmaniasis Treatment

By Aldo Eloizo Job, Alexandre Fioravante de Siqueira, Caroline Silva Danna, Felipe Silva Bellucci, Flávio Camargo Cabrera, Leandra Ernst Kerche Silva and Pedro Henrique Benites Aoki


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17. Treatment and Control of Leishmaniasis Using Photodynamic Therapy

By Debora P. Aureliano, Martha S. Ribeiro, José Angelo Lauletta Lindoso, Fabio C. Pogliani, Fábio P. Sellera, Dennis Song and Mauricio S. Baptista


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18. Utilization of Composites and Nanocomposites Based on Natural Rubber and Ceramic Nanoparticles as Control Agents for Leishmania braziliensis

By Aldo Eloizo Job, Alexandre Fioravante de Siqueira, Caroline Silva Danna, Felipe Silva Bellucci, Flávio Camargo Cabrera and Leandra Ernst Kerche Silva


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19. Alkylphospholipids and Leishmaniasis

By Faustino Mollinedo


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20. Metal-Based Therapeutics for Leishmaniasis

By Ana B. Caballero, Juan M. Salas and Manuel Sánchez-Moreno


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21. Novel Therapeutic Approaches to Leishmania Infection

By Levi H.C. Makala and Babak Baban


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