Cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis in Amazonian Brazil, and the significance of a negative Montenegro skin-test in human infections.


The clinical and epidemiological features of 62 cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis due to Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis, from Pará State, Amazonian Brazil, are discussed. The parasite, isolated in hamster skin and/or blood-agar culture medium, was in each case identified by both biological characteristics and a monoclonal antibody specific for… (More)


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