Evaluating the efficacy of the cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment | 9434
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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ISSN: 2155-9554

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Evaluating the efficacy of the cutaneous leishmaniasis treatment in Al-Mergheb, Libya

16th European Dermatology Congress

June 07-08, 2017 Milan, Italy

Giuma Mohamed Saleh Elhadar , Nouara Elazirg Elammari, Nairuz Aboubaker Elsherif and Salem Ramadan Sariti

Benghazi University, Libya
Al-Khums Teaching Hospital, Libya
Libyan Academy, Libya

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a parasitic disease which is endemic in the Mediterranean region, including Libya and it is considered as main public health problem. Treatment of CL now a day's become a challenge to the scientists over the world. Pentostam has clinical efficacy against CL. Because of the limited data on the treatments used for CL in addition to undesirable side effects, there has been a demand for alternative therapies for CL. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the used remedy regime to treat the CL patients in Libya. We found that local and systemic Pentostam for CL are useful and well tolerated. Combination of local Pentostam and cryotherapy improved the chances of rapid healing of lesions. Because some of the CL lesions heal spontaneously without treatment, decisions regarding additional therapy that heal lesions faster and prevent relapse must be taken into consideration. Therefore, we believe that further clinical studies needs to be conducted with cryotherapy in combination with other local medication.

Biography :

Giuma Mohamed Saleh Elhadar is one of the leading Dermatologists in Al-khoms Teaching hospital, Al-khoms, Libya. Dr. Giuma Mohamed Saleh Elhadar was born in Al-khoms, Libya on 1st January 1967. He has graduated his Medicine in Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya in the year 2000. After his study, he had undergone his internship in the Jamahiriya Hospital, Benghazi. He later started his work career in Jamahiriya Hospital, Benghazi from 2001 to 2003. Since end of 2003, he continues his job as Dermatologist in Al-khoms teaching hospital, Al-khoms, Libya. Dr. Giuma is now working as a Chief Dermatologist in Al-khoms Teaching Hospital, Al-khoms, Libya. He also works as a Director of Leishmaniasis in Al-margib Province, Libya since 2004. During this period, he is managing well to control the Leishmaniasis with his excellent knowledge. He has participated in many Seminars and conferences related to Parasitology and Dermatology. His research papers are published in National and International Journals and Proceedings.