Reduced Doses of Antimony Plus Ranulocyte Monocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

2014-08-27 03:19:30 | BioPortfolio


The present study was designed as a randomized, single blind, placebo-controlled, study to evaluate the effect of 400 µg of recombinant human GM-CSF applied intralesionally and associated with half of the total dose of antimony in a reduced time schedule (20mgSbV/Kg/d for 10 days) as compared to the full dose of antimony (20mgSbV/Kg/d for 20 days) to treat cutaneous leishmaniasis ulcers.


This is a randomized, single blind placebo-controlled study in which the groups were selected from the cases presenting to the health post. The inclusion criteria were: age between 15 and 50 years, of either sex, diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis of less than 60 days. The diagnostic criteria were the presence of a typical single cutaneous ulcer, localized on lower limbs, and a positive delayed type hypersensitivity test (DTH or Montenegro skin test) to Leishmania antigen.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Cutaneous Leishmaniasis


GMCSF plus Antimony reduced dose, Meglumine antimoniate


Health Post of Corte de Pedra




Hospital Universitário Professor Edgard Santos

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:30-0400

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