European Mast Cell and
Basophil Research Network

Author: Esther von Stebut

The role of mast cells in cutaneous leishmaniasis

Leishmania is an important cutaneous pathogen and more than 12 million people worldwide are currently infected. Almost 60,000 individuals die of complications associated with leishmaniasis and 2 million new infections are reported every year. In humans, different disease forms develop depending on the parasite strain.

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