Haemoculture of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis from two cases of mucosal leishmaniasis: re-examination of haematogenous dissemination.

@article{Martinez1992HaemocultureOL,
  title={Haemoculture of Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis from two cases of mucosal leishmaniasis: re-examination of haematogenous dissemination.},
  author={Joel E Martinez and Alba and Luis Arias and Ma Antonia Escobar and Nancy Gore Saravia},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1992},
  volume={86 4},
  pages={392-4}
}
Leishmania parasites were isolated from peripheral blood leucocytes of 2 patients with mucosal disease among a total of 23 parasitologically confirmed cases of leishmaniasis. One had had mucosal leishmaniasis for 4 years and active pulmonary tuberculosis was also diagnosed. The other patient presented a cutaneous lesion on his right leg of 3 months duration and asymptomatic mucosal involvement. He had received intravenous antimonials before isolation of parasites. Both patients had positive… CONTINUE READING
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