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Advances in leishmaniasis
Governed by parasite and host factors and immunoinflammatory responses, the clinical spectrum of leishmaniasis encompasses subclinical (inapparent), localised (skin lesions), and disseminatedExpand
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Gender Is a Major Determinant of the Clinical Evolution and Immune Response in Hamsters Infected with Leishmania spp.
ABSTRACT In regions where leishmaniasis is endemic, clinical disease is usually reported more frequently among males than females. This difference could be due to disparate risks of exposure of malesExpand
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Natural history, clinical evolution, and the host-parasite interaction in New World cutaneous Leishmaniasis.
I n the New World, human diseases caused by the genus Leishmania are widespread, ranging from southern Texas to Northern Argentina and the Caribbean Islands. This review will address the naturalExpand
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Diagnosis of cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia: a comparison of seven methods.
Seven methods of diagnosing leishmaniasis were compared in 177 patients presenting with lesions of the skin (165) or mucosa (12) in Tumaco and Cali, Colombia. The three methods of visualizingExpand
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Resistance to antimony and treatment failure in human Leishmania (Viannia) infection.
BACKGROUND Failure of antimonial therapy has been increasingly reported in anthroponotic visceral leishmaniasis and in cutaneous disease. The role of drug resistance in treatment failure has beenExpand
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Epidemiologic, genetic, and clinical associations among phenotypically distinct populations of Leishmania (Viannia) in Colombia.
Phenotypic characterization of 511 strains of Leishmania, subgenus Viannia, isolated from Colombian patients was conducted based on electrophoretic polymorphisms of 13 isoenzymes. Ninety-oneExpand
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Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction, adenosine deaminase, and interferon-gamma in pleural fluid for the differential diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis.
STUDY OBJECTIVES Pleural tuberculosis (TB) is a diagnostic challenge because of its nonspecific clinical presentation and paucibacillary nature. The inefficiency of conventional laboratory methodsExpand
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Detection of Leishmania RNA Virus in Leishmania Parasites
Background Patients suffering from cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by New World Leishmania (Viannia) species are at high risk of developing mucosal (ML) or disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasisExpand
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Role of the ABC Transporter MRPA (PGPA) in Antimony Resistance in Leishmania infantum Axenic and Intracellular Amastigotes
ABSTRACT Antimonial compounds are the mainstay for the treatment of infections with the protozoan parasite Leishmania. We present our studies on Leishmania infantum amastigote parasites selected forExpand
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Epidemiology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia: a longitudinal study of the natural history, prevalence, and incidence of infection and clinical manifestations.
This prospective study measured the incidence of Leishmania infection, by Leishmanin skin test (LST) conversion, and leishmaniasis, by new acquisition of lesions, in a Leishmania braziliensis endemicExpand
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