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A Curative Immune Profile One Week after Treatment of Indian Kala-Azar Patients Predicts Success with a Short-Course Liposomal Amphotericin B Therapy

  • Smriti Mondal,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India

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  • Pradyot Bhattacharya,

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India

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  • Mehebubar Rahaman,

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India

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  • Nahid Ali mail,

    nali@iicb.res.in

    Affiliation: Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India

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  • Rama Prosad Goswami

    Affiliation: Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India

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  • Published: July 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000764

About the Authors

Smriti Mondal, Pradyot Bhattacharya, Nahid Ali
Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India
Mehebubar Rahaman, Rama Prosad Goswami
Department of Tropical Medicine, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India

Corresponding Author

Email: nali@iicb.res.in

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SM MR NA RPG. Performed the experiments: SM PB MR RPG. Analyzed the data: SM MR NA RPG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NA. Wrote the paper: SM NA. Supervised and participated in the implementation of the pilot study: MR RPG.