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This study is designed to evaluate the immune and therapeutic responses of visceral leishmaniasis patients using N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as an adjuvant therapy to pentavalent antimony.
In this study we intend to evaluate the immune and therapeutic responses of patients with visceral leishmaniasis N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as an adjuvant to standard treatment with pentavalent antimony, compared to treatment with antimonial only through a blind randomized clinical trial. Our hypothesis is that patients treated with NAC associated with pentavalent atimonial have a rapid changing of the immune responses, towards TH1, and clinical improvement when compared to patients who will use only the standard treatment
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Basic Science
N-acetylcysteine, Pentavalent antimonial
Hospital Universitário Professor Edgard Santos
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:08-0400
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A disease caused by any of a number of species of protozoa in the genus LEISHMANIA. There are four major clinical types of this infection: cutaneous (Old and New World) (LEISHMANIASIS, CUTANEOUS), diffuse cutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, DIFFUSE CUTANEOUS), mucocutaneous (LEISHMANIASIS, MUCOCUTANEOUS), and visceral (LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL).
A parasitic hemoflagellate of the subgenus Leishmania leishmania that infects man and animals and causes visceral leishmaniasis (LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL). The sandfly genera Phlebotomus and Lutzomyia are the vectors.
Antimony complex where the metal may exist in either the pentavalent or trivalent states. The pentavalent gluconate is used in leishmaniasis. The trivalent gluconate is most frequently used in schistosomiasis.
A parasitic hemoflagellate of the subgenus Leishmania leishmania that infects man and animals and causes visceral leishmaniasis (LEISHMANIASIS, VISCERAL). Human infections are confined almost entirely to children. This parasite is commonly seen in dogs, other Canidae, and porcupines with humans considered only an accidental host. Transmission is by Phlebotomus sandflies.
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