Search for dissertations about: "Cutaneous leishmaniasis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words Cutaneous leishmaniasis.

  1. 1. Neuroimmune interaction in cutaneous leishmaniasis

    Author : Ahmed Abdelaziz Ahmed; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; human; mouse; Leishmania major; cytokines; neuropeptides; immunohistochemistry; ELISA; RIA; HPLC;

    Abstract : This study was conducted to ascertain how complex interactions between the immune and nervous systems are involved in the pathophysiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by Leishmania (L.) major. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Role of Zinc in Leishmaniasis and Tuberculosis

    Author : Miguel Guzman; Tillämpad biokemi; []
    Keywords : Cutaneous leishmaniasis; tuberculosis; zinc supplementation; lymphocytes; cell proliferation; INF-γ; CD4 CD8 ratio;

    Abstract : The synergistic relation between nutritional deficiency and infection may have negative effects on the immune system, making individuals more vulnerable to infection. Zinc can affect the resistance to infections by modulating cytokine release, and by acting as a cofactor of thymulin, which induces the differentiation of immature T lymphocytes. READ MORE

  3. 3. The rough journey to access health care : the case of leishmaniasis in the Bolivian rainforest

    Author : Daniel V. Eid Rodríguez; Miguel San Sebastián; Isabel Goicolea; Anna-Karin Hurtig; John Porter; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Cutaneous leishmaniasis; Health-care access; risk factors; population surveillance; capture-recapture; health care seeking behavior; intralesional pentavalent antimonials; economic analysis; cost analysis; budget impact analysis; Bolivia; rainforest; Public health; folkhälsa;

    Abstract : Background: Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infectious disease transmitted by vectors that cause three main clinical syndromes: cutaneous (CL), mucosal (ML), and visceral (VL). Since VL is not relevant to this thesis, only CL and ML will be further discussed. READ MORE

  4. 4. It is on my skin, on my soul, and on my life : development of a disease-specific quality of life instrument for adult patients with acute cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iran

    Author : Alireza Khatami; Berndt Stenberg; Maria Emmelin; Hans Stenlund; Farhad Handjani; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; cutaneous leishmaniasis; fundamental measurement; needs-based approach; neglected tropical disease; probabilistic model; quality of life; qualitative content analysis; the Rasch model; epidemiologi; Epidemiology;

    Abstract : Background: Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), is the most common form of a group of diseases known as leishmaniases. They are caused by obligatory intracellular protozoa from the genus Leishmania and transmitted by sandflies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dysregulation of receptor induced apoptosis during human leishmaniasis : A possible mechanism of skin ulceration

    Author : Liv Eidsmo; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Cutaneous leishmaniasis; visceral leishmaniasis; Death Receptors; Fas; FasL; Apoptosis;

    Abstract : Leishmaniasis is endemic in 88 countries and 12 million people per year have been estimated to be at risk of infection. The causative agent, the protozoan Leishmania, is spread by sand-flies and infects macrophages in the mammalian host. Leishmaniasis in humans form a spectrum of clinical presentations. In cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by L. READ MORE