Leishmania braziliensis in the Panamanian two-toed sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni.

  title={Leishmania braziliensis in the Panamanian two-toed sloth, Choloepus hoffmanni.},
  author={A Herrer and Howard Christensen},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={29 6},
A total of 498 two-toed sloths, Choloepus hoffmanni, collected in central Panama was examined for Leishmania braziliensis over a 10-year period. Isolations of the parasite from 96 (19.3%) of the animals were confirmed by culture and inoculation of golden hamsters. Improved culture techniques developed toward the end of the study assisted in determining a greater prevalence of the disease. Infectins were completely cryptic in all animals, and the parasite was isolated from skin, blood, liver… CONTINUE READING
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