Combination Drug Therapy More Effective for Kala-azar Treatment

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  January 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM Indian Health News
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Combination treatments for Kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis) have proved to be more effective and safe than the standard treatment, says a new study in the online edition of The Lancet.
 Combination Drug Therapy More Effective for Kala-azar Treatment
Combination Drug Therapy More Effective for Kala-azar Treatment

According to the study combination treatment for visceral leishmaniasis reduces the duration of therapy, thereby encouraging adherence and reducing the emergence of drug-resistant parasites.

In the study that was conducted between June 2008 and July 2009, researchers studied 630 patients and compared standard treatment with amphotericin-b infusion with the 3 drug combinations in two different hospitals in Bihar. The results showed that combination therapy proved to be more effective.

Source: Medindia

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