A comparative study of the diagnosis of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iraq by polymerase chain reaction and microbiologic and histopathologic methods.

@article{AlHucheimi2009ACS,
  title={A comparative study of the diagnosis of Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis in Iraq by polymerase chain reaction and microbiologic and histopathologic methods.},
  author={Sundus Nsaif Abd Al-Hucheimi and Baqur A Sultan and Muhsin A A Al-Dhalimi},
  journal={International journal of dermatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={404-8}
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) largely depends on the clinical appearance, especially in endemic areas. A diagnostic challenge arises when the lesions appear in nonendemic areas, when the clinical picture is distorted, or when an atypical variant is seen, even in endemic regions. Aim To assess the correlation of microbiologic and histopathologic diagnosis with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) findings in clinically diagnosed cases of CL. METHODS This was an… CONTINUE READING

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