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Intergenic region typing (IRT): a rapid molecular approach to the characterization and evolution of Leishmania.
Overall, IRT appears to be a superb method for epidemiological and taxonomic studies of Leishmania, being sensitive, rapid and quantitative while simultaneously revealing considerable molecular diversity. Expand
Leishmaniasis in Bahia, Brazil: evidence that Leishmania amazonensis produces a wide spectrum of clinical disease.
In situ tissue parasite characterization, by immunoperoxidase assay and employing anti-L. Expand
Epidemiological and nosological aspects of Leishmania naiffi Lainson & Shaw, 1989.
A new case of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by L. naiffi is described from the Manaus area, making a total of three known cases of human infection by this parasite. Expand
Canine visceral leishmaniasis in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clinical, parasitological, therapeutical and epidemiological findings (1977-1983).
All the Leishmania stocks isolated from dogs which came from Realengo, Bangu, Senador Camará (VL area), and from Campo Grande (VL + ACL area) were characterized as L. donovani (except in one case), according to their schizodeme, zymodeme and serodeme. Expand
Natural infection of the opossum Didelphis albiventris (Marsupialia, Didelphidae) with Leishmania donovani, in Brazil.
An opossum, Didelphis albiventris, from Jacobina, Bahia State, was found naturally infected with Leishmania donovani, being the first non-canid wild mammal to be detected with the agent of kala-azarExpand
Etiology of human cutaneous leishmaniasis in Nicaragua.
Description of Leishmania equatorensis sp. n (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae), a new parasite infecting arboreal mammals in Ecuador.
Data based on biological and molecular criteria, as well as numerical zymotaxonomical analysis, indicate that this parasite is a new species of the L. braziliensis complex. Expand
An outbreak of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (Leishmania braziliensis braziliensis) in a periurban area of Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil: clinical and epidemiological studies.
Observations suggest that this is an area of recent established L. b. Expand
Molecular evidence for the importation of Old World Leishmania into the Americas.
Evidence is presented from enzyme electrophoresis and schizodeme analysis indicating that L. chagasi has a recent origin and that it is similar to L. infantum, and that the Viannia species are a group of parasites indigenous to the New World that cluster separately from other Leishmania species. Expand
Enzyme polymorphism in Endotrypanum and numerical analysis of isoenzyme data.
The data indicate that E. schaudinni is a species complex and the heterogeneous population showed, however, no correlation with the origin (i.e. host species involved or geographic area of isolation) of Endotrypanum stocks. Expand