Toxoplasmosis is a serious disease that is caused by a parasite. This pathology is characterized usually by inhibition of the functions of the nervous system, disruption of skeletal muscles and the muscles of the heart, chronic enlargement of the liver and spleen. The causative agent of the disease is Toxoplasma Gondii. This kind of especially dangerous for babies and people with severely weakened immune systems, according to Word Pharma News.
The scientific staff of the University of Georgia found that the combination of the two drugs can cure people from toxoplasmosis. These drugs are anti-high cholesterol and osteoporosis. Atorvastatin and zoledronicaa acid can change the morphology and suppress the vital functions of the parasite. In the Toxoplasma gondii can't multiply and spread through the body. The data were confirmed in laboratory mice.
Toxoplasma gondii has interesting mechanism of survival: she pulls necessary to sustain life substances from the surrounding cells and tissues, because the parasite cannot reproduce. Drug link blocks the synthesis of compounds and their production in the body, which leads to the rapid escape of a patient from serious diseases.
Scientists note that this method may work on some other parasitic diseases. The effect can be in the treatment of malaria, cryptosporidiosis. At the moment there is no vaccine against malaria, and this bunch of medicines has great prospects.