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Drug Susceptibility in Leishmania Isolates Following Miltefosine Treatment in Cases of Visceral Leishmaniasis and Post Kala-Azar Dermal Leishmaniasis

  • Vasundhra Bhandari equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Vasundhra Bhandari, Arpita Kulshrestha

    Affiliation: National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

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  • Arpita Kulshrestha equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Vasundhra Bhandari, Arpita Kulshrestha

    Affiliation: National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

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  • Deepak Kumar Deep,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

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  • Olivia Stark,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Vijay Kumar Prajapati,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • V. Ramesh,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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  • Shyam Sundar,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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  • Gabriele Schonian,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Jean Claude Dujardin,

    Affiliation: Unit of Molecular Parasitology, Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Poonam Salotra mail

    salotra@vsnl.com

    Affiliation: National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India

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  • Published: May 22, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001657

About the Authors

Vasundhra Bhandari, Arpita Kulshrestha, Deepak Kumar Deep, Poonam Salotra
National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Safdarjung Hospital Campus, New Delhi, India
Olivia Stark, Gabriele Schonian
Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Vijay Kumar Prajapati, Shyam Sundar
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
V. Ramesh
Department of Dermatology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
Jean Claude Dujardin
Unit of Molecular Parasitology, Department of Parasitology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: salotra@vsnl.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VB AK SS GS JCD PS. Performed the experiments: VB AK DKD OS. Analyzed the data: VB AK DKD OS GS JCD VR SS PS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VKP SS VR GS JCD PS. Wrote the paper: VB AK OS GS JCD PS.