Neurological harmfulness because of antimonial treatment for stubborn instinctive leishmaniasis

Although pentavalent antimonials are no longer considered the first-line therapy for visceral leishmaniasis in the developed world, they are still used in certain geographical areas and in refractory cases. These drugs have a great number of adverse effects; however, neurological toxicity has been rarely reported.

Author(s): Marta Maristany Bosch Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Spain

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