Researchers examine efficacy of kala-azar therapy regimens in India

Updated: Dec 6 2023 7:13PM

New Delhi, Dec 6 (PTI) Researchers have evaluated the efficacy of current therapy regimens for the neglected tropical disease, Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), and published their findings in The Lancet Regional Health-Southeast Asia journal.

The researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 131 studies aimed at quantifying the proportion of relapses observed at and beyond 6-months using the University of Oxford's (UK) Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) systematic review database.

Overall, 27,687 patients were included in the analysis, of which 1193 were found to have relapsed. The analysis included 101 studies from the Indian sub-continent (India, Nepal and Bangladesh), 14 from East Africa, along with studies from the Mediterranean region, Latin America and Central Asia.