Leishmania species, drug unresponsiveness and visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India.

@article{Thakur2001LeishmaniaSD,
  title={Leishmania species, drug unresponsiveness and visceral leishmaniasis in Bihar, India.},
  author={C. P. Thakur and J. P. Dedet and Shishir Narain and Francine Pratlong},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={187-9}
}
Sixteen isolates obtained, in January 1998-December 1999, from splenic aspirates from sodium stibogluconate-resistant cases of visceral leishmaniasis (VL; Indian kala-azar) and drawn from different districts of Bihar (India) were identified as Leishmania donovani. By isoenzyme analysis, all the strains were found identical to the WHO reference strain L. donovani MON-2 and differed from L. tropica MON-5. This study suggested that resistant cases of VL in Bihar were caused by L. donovani and not… CONTINUE READING

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