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Guide to the Identification and Geographic Distribution of Lutzomyia Sand Flies in Mexico, the West Indies, Central and South America (Diptera:Psychodidae)
Abstract : Nearly 400 species and subspecies of phlebotomine sand flies in the medically important genus Lutzomyia are identified by taxanomic keys to the adults and by associated illustrations.Expand
The ecology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Republic of Panama.
The prevalence, clinical findings, and characterization of various forms of human cutaneous leishmaniasis in Panama, as well as diagnostic methods and treatment regimens, are outlined. Expand
Epidemiology of visceral leishmaniasis in Colombia.
The relatively high prevalence of L. chagasi infection found among D. marsupialis captured near human dwellings suggests that these animals may be an important peridomestic reservoir. Expand
Interleukin-1 is an astroglial growth factor in the developing brain
In vitro studies indicate that ameboid microglia, a class of brain mononuclear phagocytes, are the likely source of IL-1, which is found to be an astroglial growth factor during development of the mammalian brain. Expand
Proposals for a stable classification of the Phlebotomine sandflies (Diptera: Psychodidae)
A stable and simple classification of the sandflies as the subfamily Phlebotominae, family Psychodidae, is given, in which are recognized only five genera but a larger number of subgenera, species groups and lesser, informal, categories. Expand
Isolations of Leishmania braziliensis (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) from cryopreserved Colombian sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae)
Of 18,463 Lutzomyia sand flies captured near Arboledas, Norte de Santander, Colombia, and cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen, 11 had natural flagellate infections and represent the only confirmed isolations of Leishmania from Colombian sand flies. Expand
Occult intraspinal anomalies and congenital scoliosis.
The purpose of this paper is to report the incidence and describe the types of occult intraspinal anomalies and neural abnormalities in the lower limb in patients with congenital scoliosis. Expand
Genetic relationships among phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in the verrucarum species group.
The genetic data confirmed established phylogenetic relationships among the sand fly taxa based on structural similarities and statistical analyses of the enzyme data indicated that such statistics can be as useful in the study of sand fly phylogeny and population genetics as they have been for other organisms. Expand
Characterization of Leishmania colombiensis sp. n (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), a new parasite infecting humans, animals, and phlebotomine sand flies in Colombia and Panama.
Although most closely related to L. lainsoni, L. colombiensis sp.n. Expand
First isolation of Trypanosoma cruzi from a wild-caught Triatoma sanguisuga (LeConte) (Hemiptera: Triatominae) in Florida, U.S.A.
An adult female Triatoma sanguisuga was found to be naturally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. This is the first report of a T. cruzi infection in this bug in Florida and suggests that a study ofExpand