Publication
Title
A new focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to **Leishmania amazonensis** in a Sub Andean region of Bolivia
Author
Abstract
We detected a new outbreak focus with high incidence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Sub Andean region of La Paz. This area was never considered previously as an endemic zone of leishmaniasis. Leishmania stocks from human lesions were isolated: three stocks were explored by pulse field gradient electrophoresis, showing evidence for their affiliation to the L. mexicana complex. Eight stocks were submitted to isoenzyme electrophoresis and compared with five reference strains: L. amazonensis, L. braziliensis, L. chagasi, L. mexicana and L. pifanoi. Close genetic proximity was evidenced between newly isolated parasites and the reference stock of L. amazonensis, whereas high divergence was observed between them and either the L. pifanoi, L. mexicana, L. braziliensis and L. chagasi reference strains.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Acta tropica. - Basel
Publication
Basel : 1998
ISSN
0001-706X
Volume/pages
71:2(1998), p. 97-106
ISI
000076715400001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
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Last edited 23.06.2017