An Overview of Tropical Parasitic Diseases: Causative Agents, Targets and Drugs
Pp. 174-196 (23)
Carlton Anthony Taft and Carlos Henrique Tomich de Paula da Silva
There is a need for improved treatments for diseases including protozoan parasitic diseases, such
as chagas, malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, filariasis,
toxoplasmosis, cryptosporidiosis, filardiasis and giardiasis. The existing chemotherapy for these diseases is
not sufficiently effective due to factors such as toxicity, drug resistance and different strain sensitivities.
New chemotherapies are needed to help in the control and prevention of these parasitic diseases.
Tropical diseases, causative agents, drug targets.
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