Accession Number : ADD008306

Title :   Liposome Carriers in Chemotherapy of Leishmaniasis.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Steck,Edgar A ; Alving,Carl R

Report Date : 29 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An improved method is provided for the chemotherapy of leishmanial infections. The anti-leishmanial agent is encapsulated within liposomes and the liposome-encapsulated drug is injected into the body. Subject use of a liposome carrier has produced marked enhancement of the effectiveness and duration of anti-leishmanial action of meglumine antimoniate, and of sodium sibogluconate, drugs which are recommended widely for therapy of leishmaniasis.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemotherapeutic agents, *Leishmaniasis, Leishmania, Chemotherapy

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE