[Detection of amastigotes in cutaneous and mucocutaneous leishmaniasis using the immunoperoxidase method, using polyclonal antibody: sensibility and specificity compared with conventional methods of diagnosis].

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The indirect immunoperoxidase method was evaluated in 265 biopsies with the purpose of increasing the sensitivity of the diagnostic histopathology of tegumentary lesions caused by subspecies of the Leishmania braziliensis complex. A diagnosis of leishmaniasis was established by parasitological methods (181) or clinical criteria (12) in 193 patients (72.8… (More)

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