[Epidemiologic and parasitologic data concerning sporadic cutaneous leishmaniasis in northern Tunisia].

@article{Aoun2000EpidemiologicAP,
  title={[Epidemiologic and parasitologic data concerning sporadic cutaneous leishmaniasis in northern Tunisia].},
  author={Karim Aoun and A{\"i}da Bouratbine and Zoubir Harrat and Ikram Guizani and Mourad Mokni and S Bel Hadj Ali and Amel Ben Osman and M Belka{\"i}d and Koussay Dellagi and R Ben Isma{\"i}l},
  journal={Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique},
  year={2000},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={101-3}
}
This study refers to 23 patients presenting with the sporadic forms of cutaneous leishmaniasis encountered in northern most humid parts of Tunisia. Culture inoculation for parasitic isolation was processed using two media: the classical NNN and a rabbit serum based medium (SLC). Cultures were positive in 17 cases with SLC medium and 13 cases with NNN medium. Eight isolates were typed using 15 isoenzymes systems. Six isolates were identified as Leishmania infantum MON-24 which confirms the… CONTINUE READING