About the Authors

Cristian Valencia, Jorge Arévalo, Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas
Instituto de Medicina Tropical ″Alexander von Humboldt,″ Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), Lima, Peru

Jorge Arévalo
Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Jean Claude Dujardin
Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

François Chappuis
Hospitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland

Mirko Zimic
Unidad de Bioinformática, Laboratorios de Investigación y Desarrollo, Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

Corresponding Author

mzimic@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CV JA. Performed the experiments: CV MZ. Analyzed the data: CV MZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CV JA. Wrote the paper: CV JA MZ JCD FC ALC. Responsible for the clinical management of enrolled patients: ALC. Principal investigator of the study: JCD. Data manager and data curator of the study: FC.