Andean leishmaniasis in Ecuador caused by infection with Leishmania mexicana and L. major-like parasites.

@article{Hashiguchi1991AndeanLI,
  title={Andean leishmaniasis in Ecuador caused by infection with Leishmania mexicana and L. major-like parasites.},
  author={Yoshihisa Hashiguchi and Eduardo Gomez and V V de Coronel and Tatsuyuki Mimori and Masato Kawabata and Masato Furuya and Shigeo Nonaka and H. Takaoka and Julie Alexander and A M Quizhpe},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1991},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={205-17}
}
Between 1986 and 1988, epidemiologic studies were carried out in a small rural community in an Andean region of Ecuador, where cutaneous leishmaniasis is highly endemic. A total of 25 human cases, positive for Leishmania parasites by culture and/or smear, were examined. Fourteen of the cases were in infants less than one year of age, suggesting intradomiciliary transmission of the disease. Clinically, many of these cases were similar to descriptions of "uta," a form of cutaneous leishmaniasis… CONTINUE READING