Publication
Title
Identification of **Leishmania tropica** from micro-foci of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Kenyan Rift Valley
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Abstract
We performed diagnosis and species identification of parasites in lesion samples from suspected cutaneous leishmaniasis patients in four villages, three of which are in a known Leishmania tropica endemic region in Kenya. Samples were analyzed both by microscopy and PCR for Leishmania, and typed by an assay using four ribosomal DNA-based species-identification PCRs. The lesions were demonstrated to be caused by L. tropica, which confirms the re-emergence of cutaneous leishmaniasis from this species after a period of reduced incidence in the endemic zone. Our report highlights the importance of an intervention and sustained Leishmania control program.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Pathogens and global health. - London, 2012, currens
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
2047-7724
Volume/pages
106:3(2012), p. 159-165
ISI
000309170000009
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UAntwerpen
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