Scientists exploring why skin blisters caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis don’t hurt have analyzed metabolic signaling pathways in lesions of infected mice. Results suggest the parasites that cause disease change pain perception – presumably as a way to delay treatment & promote their own survival.

Scientists exploring why skin blisters caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis don’t hurt have analyzed metabolic signaling pathways in lesions of infected mice. Results suggest the parasites that cause disease change pain perception – presumably as a way to delay treatment & promote their own survival.