Sequence analysis and PCR-RFLP profiling of the hsp70 gene as a valuable tool for identifying Leishmania species associated with human leishmaniasis in Brazil.

@article{Silva2010SequenceAA,
  title={Sequence analysis and PCR-RFLP profiling of the hsp70 gene as a valuable tool for identifying Leishmania species associated with human leishmaniasis in Brazil.},
  author={Leonardo Alves da Silva and C{\'i}ntia Dos Santos de Sousa and Grazielle Cardoso da Graça and Renato Porrozzi and Elisa Cupolillo},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={77-83}
}
Since the first report of the genus Leishmania, many species have been described. In Brazil, human leishmaniasis has been associated with eight Leishmania species, of which seven are responsible for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL). In some endemic areas, CL is associated with only one species; however, in other areas, such as the Amazon, the etiology of CL can be assigned to many species. The multitude of highly similar Leishmania species in Brazil makes it difficult to develop an appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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