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Sequence variation of the Cytochrome b gene of various human infecting members of the genus Leishmania and their phylogeny
The Cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene has proved to be useful for identification and classification of many mammals and plants. In order to evaluate the utility of this gene for discrimination of Leishmania… Expand
Phylogenic analysis of the genus Leishmania by cytochrome b gene sequencing.
In a previous report (Luyo-Acero et al., 2004), we demonstrated that cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene analysis is an effective method for classifying several isolates of the genus Leishmania; hence, we have… Expand
Detection of new endemic areas of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Pakistan: a 6‐year study
- A. M. Bhutto, R. Soomro, S. Nonaka, Y. Hashiguchi
- International journal of dermatology
- 1 July 2003
Background Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Pakistan and is widely spreading. Recently, an outbreak of the disease was observed in the region. We report some new endemic areas of CL in the… Expand
Development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for rapid mass-screening of sand flies for Leishmania infection.
Entomological monitoring of Leishmania infection in leishmaniasis endemic areas offers epidemiologic advantages for predicting the risk and expansion of the disease, as well as evaluation of the… Expand
Molecular Epidemiology for Vector Research on Leishmaniasis
- H. Kato, E. Gomez, A. G. Cáceres, H. Uezato, T. Mimori, Y. Hashiguchi
- Biology, Medicine
- International journal of environmental research…
- 1 March 2010
Leishmaniasis is a protozoan disease caused by the genus Leishmania transmitted by female phlebotomine sand flies. Surveillance of the prevalence of Leishmania and responsive vector species in… Expand
Epidemiology of leishmaniasis in Ecuador: current status of knowledge -- a review.
- M. Calvopina, R. Armijos, Y. Hashiguchi
- Geography, Medicine
- Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
- 1 November 2004
Although leishmaniasis is regarded as a significant health problem in Ecuador by the Ministry of Health, and the incidence has increased over the last years, an official map on the geographic… Expand
Rapid identification of Leishmania species from formalin-fixed biopsy samples by polymorphism-specific polymerase chain reaction.
The precise identification and classification of Leishmania species is important for public health surveillance since different species cause different clinical features of the disease. A highly… Expand
DNA barcoding for identification of sand fly species (Diptera: Psychodidae) from leishmaniasis-endemic areas of Peru.
Phlebotomine sand flies are the only proven vectors of leishmaniases, a group of human and animal diseases. Accurate knowledge of sand fly species identification is essential in understanding the… Expand
Clinical and epidemiological features of leishmaniasis in northwestern-Argentina through a retrospective analysis of recent cases.
- M. F. García Bustos, Gabriela González-Prieto, +13 authors Alejandra B Barrio
- Acta tropica
- 1 February 2016
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by hemoflagellates of the genus Leishmania and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected phlebotomine sandflies. Depending on the Leishmania… Expand
Leishmania species identification using FTA card sampling directly from patients' cutaneous lesions in the state of Lara, Venezuela.
- H. Kato, Junko Watanabe, Iraida Mendoza Nieto, M. Korenaga, Y. Hashiguchi
- Biology, Medicine
- Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical…
- 1 October 2011
A molecular epidemiological study was performed using FTA card materials directly sampled from lesions of patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the state of Lara, Venezuela, where causative… Expand