Diagnostic performance of filter paper lesion impression PCR for secondarily infected ulcers and nonulcerative lesions caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis.

@article{Boggild2011DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of filter paper lesion impression PCR for secondarily infected ulcers and nonulcerative lesions caused by cutaneous leishmaniasis.},
  author={Andrea K. Boggild and Ana Pilar Ramos and Braulio Valencia and Nicol{\'a}s Veland and Flor Calderon and Jorge Ar{\'e}valo and Donald E. Low and Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={
          1097-100
        }
}
We compared traditional cutaneous leishmaniasis diagnostic methods to filter paper lesion impression (FPLI) PCR for secondarily infected ulcers and nonulcerative lesions. The sensitivity and specificity of FPLI PCR for secondarily infected lesions (n = 8) were 100%. In primarily nonulcerative lesions (n = 15), the sensitivity of FPLI PCR was inferior to that of pooled-invasive-specimen PCR (72.7% versus 100%) (P = 0.10). FPLI PCR is sensitive, specific, and unlike invasive procedures, can be… CONTINUE READING

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