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Research Article

Is Paromomycin an Effective and Safe Treatment against Cutaneous Leishmaniasis? A Meta-Analysis of 14 Randomized Controlled Trials

  • Dae Hyun Kim equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Dae Hyun Kim, Hye Jin Chung

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Hye Jin Chung equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Dae Hyun Kim, Hye Jin Chung

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Joachim Bleys,

    Affiliation: Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Reza F. Ghohestani mail

    Ghohestani@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Texas, United States of America, Texas Dermatology Institute, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: February 17, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000381

About the Authors

Dae Hyun Kim
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Hye Jin Chung
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joachim Bleys
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Reza F. Ghohestani
Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Department of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Reza F. Ghohestani
Texas Dermatology Institute, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Ghohestani@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DHK HJC RFG. Analyzed the data: DHK HJC JB RFG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DHK JB. Wrote the paper: DHK HJC RFG. Conducted literature search and review, performed statistical analysis, and revised manuscript critically for important intellectual content: DHK. Conducted literature search and review, and revised manuscript critically for important intellectual content: HJC. Revised manuscript critically for important intellectual content: JB. Revised manuscript critically for important intellectual content and supervised the entire process: RFG.