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Visceral leishmaniasis unresponsive to pentostam caused by Leishmania tropica in Kenya.
We report the characterization of 6 Leishmania tropica isolates from 2 patients with visceral leishmaniasis who were unresponsive to treatment with sodium stibogluconate. The Leishmania isolates,Expand
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Development of Leishmania major in Phlebotomus duboscqi and Sergentomyia schwetzi (Diptera: Psychodidae).
The extrinsic development of Leishmania major was observed in 2 man-biting sand flies, Phlebotomus duboscqi, a known vector, and Sergentomyia schwetzi, an assumed non-vector. Flies fed on aExpand
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Quantitative in vitro drug potency and drug susceptibility evaluation of Leishmania ssp. from patients unresponsive to pentavalent antimony therapy.
Quantitative in vitro drug sensitivity of 32 Leishmania isolates (16 from patients failing pentavalent antimony [SbV] therapy) was determined using a radiorespirometric microtechnique (RAM). Of 30Expand
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Phlebotomus guggisbergi (Diptera: Psychodidae), a vector of Leishmania tropica in Kenya.
Sand flies were collected in light traps and on oiled papers at four active case sites of human cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania tropica at Muruku Sublocation, Laikipia District, Kenya.Expand
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Human cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani s.l. in Kenya.
Our laboratory is characterizing Leishmania stabilates and isolates from active leishmaniasis cases. Smears and cultures from aspirates made on different dates from a single lesion on the bridge ofExpand
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Isolation of Leishmania donovani from Phlebotomus martini in Baringo district, Kenya.
An 18-month sandfly survey was conducted at 4 locations in Baringo District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya. 3 collection techniques were used: aspiration, sticky paper trap, and light trap in sitesExpand
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Biochemical characterization and zymodeme classification of Leishmania isolates from patients, vectors, and reservoir hosts in Kenya.
A total of 407 Leishmania and other Leishmania-like isolates obtained from patients, other vertebrates, sand fly vectors, and other arthropods from Kenya and other countries were characterized andExpand
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Indigenous human cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica in Kenya.
Six Leishmania isolates from 3 indigenous Kenyans (2 isolates from one patient) and 2 Canadian visitors in Kenya were characterized by cellulose acetate electrophoresis. The isolates were comparedExpand
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A new rural focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica in Kenya.
We have identified a new rural focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania tropica in Muruku sublocation, Salama location, Laikipia district, Rift Valley province, Kenya. Based on a fewExpand
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Leishmania donovani parasites in the nasal secretions, tonsillopharyngeal mucosa, and urine centrifugates of visceral leishmaniasis patients in Kenya.
In the early 1930s, investigators of visceral leishmaniasis stated that Leishman-Donovan bodies are found in body fluids of kala-azar patients, for example, in urine, feces, semen, and nasal andExpand
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