ISSN: 2393-9508
e-ISSN: 2582-4902

The Biobrio 10(3 & 4), 2023

Therapeutic perspective of Leishmania Research: An Overview

Anshumita Shekhar


Leishmaniasis is a severe complex disease caused by Leishmania species, a protozoan parasite affecting the host of neglected rural areas mainly. Despite of being considered as neglected tropical disease which affects the antigen presenting cell of host organism, it has not been eradicated completely. Most of the cases were found to be related with increased drug cytotoxicity, high cost, less effectiveness etc. The present paper deals with recent advancement and therapeutic perspective in this regard. In addition to this immune therapy has also been advocated which might be safer and promising. The present study is based on different aspects of leishmaniasis in general and visceral leishmaniasis in particular in Saharsa district of Bihar.


Leishmaniasis, disease, visceral leishmaniasis, Protozoa, Bihar

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