Phagocytosis and killing of
by macrophages from different forms of
infection. Human monocyte derived-macrophages from HS (n = 12), SC (n = 12), CL (n = 10) and ML (n = 11) were infected with L. braziliensis in the stationary phase of growth at a 2:1 ratio. The percentage of infected macrophages (A) and the parasite burden (B) were evaluated at 2, 48 and 96 h after infection. Data represent the mean ± SD. Statistical analysis was performed using the Kruskal-Wallis test. (* p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001).