About the Authors

Mahmoud Nateghi Rostami

Affiliations Medical Parasitology and Mycology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Faculty of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

Hossein Keshavarz

Affiliation Medical Parasitology and Mycology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Rosita Edalat

Affiliation Biotechnology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Abdolfattah Sarrafnejad

Affiliation Immunology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Tahereh Shahrestani

Affiliation Immunology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Fereidoun Mahboudi

Affiliation Immunology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Ali Khamesipour

khamesipour_ali@yahoo.com

Affiliation Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MNR HK AK. Performed the experiments: MNR RE TS. Analyzed the data: MNR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MNR AS FM. Wrote the paper: MNR AK.