Isolation of Leishmania mexicana amazonensis from the bone marrow in a case of American visceral leishmaniasis.

@article{Barral1986IsolationOL,
  title={Isolation of Leishmania mexicana amazonensis from the bone marrow in a case of American visceral leishmaniasis.},
  author={Aldina Barral and Roberto Badar{\'o} and Manoel Barral-Netto and Gabriel Grimaldi and H Momem and Edgar Marcelino de Carvalho},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1986},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={732-4}
}
The first documented human case of visceral leishmaniasis caused by L. mexicana amazonensis is reported. Leishmania were isolated from bone marrow aspirate material from a typical visceral leishmaniasis patient. Further characterization by isoenzyme electrophoresis and by a panel of species- and subspecies-specific monoclonal antibodies established its classification as L. m. amazonensis.