Treatment poses a huge challenge after the disease has progressed into the central nervous system. The drug
The drug Suramin (Antrypol) is not without side effects. It is normally administered as an intravenous shot. The drug Trybizine has shown promise for East African sleeping sickness during the clinical testing phase.
Melarsoprol has been in use to treat final-stage disease. This arsenical drug can cause serious and life threatening side-effects.
If treatment is effectively administered during the acute infection stage, the prognosis might be positive. The drugs most commonly employed are
A new drug,
Scientists have managed to crack the genetic character of the parasite; this has led to the identification of many proteins which could help in the creation of drugs necessary to combat the parasite. Generating a
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