Isolation and clinical sample typing of human leptospirosis cases in Argentina.

@article{Chiani2016IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and clinical sample typing of human leptospirosis cases in Argentina.},
  author={Yosena T Chiani and Paulina Jacob and Vanina Varni and Noelia Y Landolt and Mar{\'i}a Fernanda Schmeling and Nazarena Pujato and Karina C. Caimi and Bibiana Vanasco},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={245-51}
}
Leptospira typing is carried out using isolated strains. Because of difficulties in obtaining them, direct identification of infective Leptospira in clinical samples is a high priority. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) proved highly discriminatory for seven pathogenic species of Leptospira, allowing isolate characterization and robust assignment to species, in addition to phylogenetic evidence for the relatedness between species. In this study we characterized Leptospira strains circulating in… CONTINUE READING

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