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Leishmaniasis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis (subtype)
  • Kala-azar
  • Visceral leishmaniasis (subtype)
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Treatment


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • The Centers for Mendelian Genomics program is working to discover the causes of rare genetic disorders. For more information about applying to the research study, please visit their website.
  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Leishmaniasis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.

Medical Products

The medication(s) listed in the table(s) below have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of this condition. The FDA Office of Orphan Products Development designates "orphan products" for those that treat rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. The table(s) below may not be an exhaustive list of drugs or products used to treat this condition. There may be other products available that are not considered orphan products. To search for all FDA approved drugs, visit Drugs@FDA. You can find orphan products used to treat other conditions by searching the Orphan Drug Product Designation database.


Generic Name Amphotericin B Liposomal
Trade Name
(Manufacturer Name)
AmBisome®
(Astellas Pharma US, Inc.)
Indication
The FDA has approved this product to be used in this manner.
Treatment of visceral leishmaniasis.
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Generic Name miltefosine
Trade Name
(Manufacturer Name)
Impavido
(Paladin Therapeutics, Inc.)
Indication
The FDA has approved this product to be used in this manner.
Treatment of visceral leishmaniasis due to Leishmania donovani; cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania braziliensis, Leishmania guyanensis, and Leishmania panamensis; and mucosal leishmaniasis due to Leishmania braziliensis.
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