Cutaneous leishmaniasis in western Venezuela caused by infection with Leishmania venezuelensis and L. braziliensis variants.

@article{BonfanteGarrido1992CutaneousLI,
  title={Cutaneous leishmaniasis in western Venezuela caused by infection with Leishmania venezuelensis and L. braziliensis variants.},
  author={Rafael Bonfante-Garrido and Esperanza Mel{\'e}ndez and S Barroeta and M A de Alejos and Hooman Momen and Elisa Cupolillo and Diane McMahon-Pratt and Gabriel Grimaldi},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1992},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={141-8}
}
Between 1975 and 1987, epidemiological studies were carried out in several rural and urban communities in the central part of western Venezuela, especially in the state of Lara. 115 positive cultures were obtained from human cases and identified by their reactivity patterns to a cross-panel of specific monoclonal antibodies using a radioimmune binding assay; 53 were Leishmania venezuelensis and 62 were L. braziliensis. Most of these stocks were also characterized by isoenzyme electrophoresis… CONTINUE READING