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Field safety and effectiveness of new visceral leishmaniasis treatment regimens within public health facilities in Bihar, India.

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Summary of "Field safety and effectiveness of new visceral leishmaniasis treatment regimens within public health facilities in Bihar, India."

In 2010, WHO recommended the use of new short-course treatment regimens in kala-azar elimination efforts for the Indian subcontinent. Although phase 3 studies have shown excellent results, there remains a lack of evidence on a wider treatment population and the safety and effectiveness of these regimens under field conditions.

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Name: PLoS neglected tropical diseases
ISSN: 1935-2735
Pages: e0006830

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