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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Innate inflammatory cells in leishmaniasis
Principal Investigator:

Mary E. Wilson

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The Leishmania spp. protozoa cause a group of diseases that are common in the many endemic countries worldwide. These include Afghanistan and Iraq, countries where recent outbreaks of leishmaniasis have initiated among US military personnel. The most common clinical forms of leishmaniasis, and the most common causes of these outbreaks, are cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) due to Leishmania major, and visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by L. infantum or L. donovani. Leishmania are obligate intracell...

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