Etiologic agent of an epidemic of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Tolima, Colombia.

  title={Etiologic agent of an epidemic of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Tolima, Colombia.},
  author={Isabel Rodr{\'i}guez-Barraquer and Rafael E Gongora and Mart{\'i}n Prager and Robinson Pacheco and Luz Mery Montero and Adriana Navas and Cristina Ferro and Mar{\'i}a Consuelo Miranda and Nancy Gore Saravia},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={78 2},
American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) has been characterized as a zoonotic disease. However, peridomestic and domestic transmission have been recorded in at least nine countries in Central and South America. The present study was undertaken to identify the etiologic agent of a peridomestic epidemic of ACL in the Department of Tolima, Colombia. Leishmania isolates were obtained during the diagnosis of 56 patients with ACL who consulted the local leishmaniasis control program in three… CONTINUE READING


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