Divergent Profile of Emerging Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Subtropical Brazil: New Endemic Areas in the Southern Frontier

@inproceedings{Marlow2013DivergentPO,
  title={Divergent Profile of Emerging Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Subtropical Brazil: New Endemic Areas in the Southern Frontier},
  author={Mariel Asbury Marlow and Marise da Silva Mattos and Maria Ernestina Makowiecky and Iriane Eger and Andr{\'e} Luiz Rossetto and Edmundo C. Grisard and M{\'a}rio Steindel},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Although known to be highly endemic in the Amazon regions of Brazil, the presence of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the subtropical southern part of the country has largely been ignored. This study was conducted to demonstrate CL is emerging in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, as well as to characterize the epidemiological profile and Leishmania species involved. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS For this cross-sectional study, data from all CL cases from Santa Catarina, Brazil… CONTINUE READING
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